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Gifted and Talented: Middle School

What Should You Expect in Middle School as a Gifted and Talented Student?


Services Provided by G&T Teachers: You will be pulled out of your regular schedule classes to work with one or both of the Gifted and Talented teachers (Rachel Johnson & Dale Stowe).  You will be pulled specifically for your area of identification, unlike in elementary, where all academic areas were pulled as one group.  All areas including general intellectual, specific academic, drama, visual art, leadership, creativity, and vocal music are intermittently pulled from regular classes to participate in enrichment classes, activities, field trips or performances.


Services Provided by Schools: General Intellectual and Specific Academic students are often placed in advanced math and/or language arts classes based on each school’s SBDM councils’ policies.  (They are not guaranteed placement in Honors classes just by being identified as Gifted and Talented)


Specific Yearly activities include:

Visit to State Capital (7th grade Leadership)

Small Group Vocal Instruction (6th-8th grade Music)

Peer Pals (8th grade Leadership)

Duke Talent Search (7th grade students who score in the 96th percentile or higher on K-PREP)

Art Seminars (6th-8th grade Art)

School Newspaper (6th-8th Language Arts)

Field Trip to Lexington Children’s Theatre (6th-8th grade drama)

Kentucky United Nations Assembly/KUNA (7th-8th grade Leadership, Social Studies and General Intelligence)

Pi Day (6th grade Math)


If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to email Rachel.johnson@scott.kyschools.us