Dear Patrons of the Sheridan School District,
Several specialized programs are in place to support students of advanced abilities enrolled in the Sheridan Schools. Our purpose is to provide the most appropriate educational opportunities for all students. The Gifted Program provides a differentiated curriculum for students in need of modifications. Parents may refer their children for testing and evaluation to see if they truly need additional academic enrichment and support. To refer a child, please complete the proper forms and return to me. (If for a second grader, by February 1st in each school year.)
The Arkansas Department of Education states “gifted and talented children and youth exhibit high potential or ability whose learning characteristics and educational needs require qualitatively differentiated educational experiences and/or services.”
A variety of qualities are evaluated and carefully analyzed to indicate if a need exists for additional academic support. Non-placement in our gifted program does not mean that a child is not bright, talented, or potentially gifted in some area, rather that he/she does not meet the criteria for additional academic options at this time.
Before nominating, please refer to additional information concerning the characteristics of gifted individuals, the referral and placement process, and other items available on our school district’s website.
Sincere best wishes for continued academic achievement,
GT/AP Coordinator for Sheridan School District