Mission and Beliefs

Mission and Beliefs

As a community, Farmington Schools believe the following regarding programming for our gifted and talented students:

*Gifted students have the ability to learn, think, and perform at levels remarkable higher than chronological peers and deserve to be challenged at a level that ensures continued growth and enhancement of their abilities.

*Giftedness can be demonstrated in a variety of ways, opportunities to pursue challenges in both academic areas as well as the fine arts are essential for the students to find success in school and life.

*Because giftedness knows no boundaries of age, gender, race, religion or socioeconomic status, multiple measures for identification and multiple opportunities for referral must be utilized to identify student eligibility.

*Gifted programming must support the wide range of gifted students’ social, emotional, and academic needs.

*Instruction and curriculum must be differentiated to meet the unique needs of gifted learners in every class, in every part of their school day and is a shared responsibility of the classroom and G/T teachers.

*We believe that on-going professional development of teachers regarding the unique needs of gifted students is necessary.

*Meeting the needs of gifted students is a shared responsibility of the school, family, and community.