Gifted

Gifted

As a public school under the Tennessee State Department of Education, Dogwood Elementary School provides services to meet the needs of students who qualify as “intellectually gifted” according to the state definition and eligibility guidelines. The state of Tennessee defines “Intellectually Gifted” as a child whose intellectual abilities, creativity, and potential for achievement are so outstanding that the child’s needs exceed differentiated general education programming, adversely affects educational performance, and requires specifically designed instruction or support services. Children from all populations (e.g., all cultural, racial, and ethnic groups, English Learners, all economic strata, twice exceptional, etc.) can be found to possess these abilities. Children identified as intellectually gifted are exempted from the discipline procedures at 34 C.F.R. §300.530- 537. Children with a dual diagnosis that includes intellectually gifted must be considered as children with a disability and may not be exempted from the discipline procedures at 34 C.F.R. §300.530-537. Evaluation standards are available Here. For elementary gifted academic instruction, curriculum is selected to meet the individual needs of students including above-grade level work and extensive projects, pushing student learning beyond the classroom.
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