Serving Gifted Students
Students eligible for gifted services will be served through one or more of four GaDOE-approved instructional delivery models. Available models at each grade band are described in the FAQ links below. Through any delivery model, gifted students’ instruction is bolstered using the APS Gifted Standards found here: APS Gifted and Talented Education Instructional Standards
Talent Development of Advanced Learners
Atlanta Public Schools, to focus on equity and work against under-identification and under-representation of students from special populations among students eligible for gifted services, has a long history of implementing a Talent Development program at selected schools. Schools with low numbers of students identified as eligible for gifted services use a district protocol to identify advanced learners who are effective candidates for this voluntary program. Talent Development exposes advanced learners to skills addressed in our APS Gifted Standards. This exposure is accomplished through core content courses as well as through additional opportunities beyond the core classroom.
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