Gifted and Talented

Gifted and Talented Supports in ISD 192
ELEMENTARY 

All of the elementary schools in Farmington Area Public Schools, support the development of learners as they work to grow and develop their talents, explore their interests, and master academic standards. Students may also have the opportunity to engage in extensions, enrichments, and special interest projects as they grow to be self directed learners.
Classroom teachers utilize instructional strategies and curriculum that allows students to design and extend their learning to meet and exceed competencies, question different perspectives, and develop the traits and competencies of lifelong learners.
Advanced Opportunities

For elementary learners who show advanced skills, the teachers and buildings will work with families to provide advanced opportunities to meet the unique needs of each learner. This may include advanced courses, enrichment activities, or grade level advancement.
Social and Emotional Needs

Children at a young age need various opportunities to develop their social and emotional needs.  To meet these differing needs, support is embedded within the school day.
MIDDLE SCHOOL

Boeckman and Dodge Middle Schools support the development of learners as they work to grow and develop their talents, explore their interests, and master academic standards. Students may also have the opportunity to engage in extensions, enrichments, and special interest projects as they grow to be self-directed learners.
Classroom teachers utilize instructional strategies and curriculum that allows students to design and extend their learning to meet and exceed competencies, question different perspectives, and develop the traits and competencies of lifelong learners.

Advanced Opportunities

For adolescent learners who show advanced skills, the teachers and buildings will work with families to provide advanced opportunities to meet the unique needs of each learner.  This may include advanced courses, enrichment activities, or grade level advancement.
Social and Emotional Needs

During adolescence, cognitive, emotional, and physical development often proceed at different rates. To meet these differing needs, effective support is embedded within the school day.
HIGH SCHOOL

Students at Farmington High School have a broad range of opportunities to challenge themselves academically as they explore and pursue their interests and talents.
Honors Courses

Honors Courses are designed to cover the same outcomes and curriculum as general courses, with variations in pacing, depth and complexity of study. The challenge offered by a course should provide high cognitive demand and result in academic growth and confidence building. 
Advanced Placement Courses

Students in Advanced Placement (AP) courses use college-level resources to learn college-level content, but do it in the setting of the high school with specially-trained high school teachers. AP courses challenge learners to sharpen their academic skills, think critically, and engage deeply in topics of interest. Each spring, students have the opportunity to take AP Exams to possibly earn college credit.
MNCAPS

The Minnesota Center for Advanced Professional Studies (MNCAPS) program is a nationally recognized, innovative high school program. Students fast-forward into their future and are fully immersed in a professional culture, solving real-world problems, using industry standard tools and are mentored by actual employers, all while receiving high school and college credit. MNCAPS is open to all juniors and seniors.
PSEO

Postsecondary Enrollment Options allow highly motivated students to take college courses at a college. Students attend class and complete the same assignments required of regular college students.