GIFTED at SPARK
As outlined in the Georgia Gifted Manual, SPARK has created a Gifted Service Plan where all students who have been identified as gifted are pulled out once a week for a full day to receive their gifted services. This model is referred to as the resource model. In addition to the resource model, SPARK encourages all teachers to work towards receiving their gifted endorsement. Currently, SPARK has over 60% of teachers with a gifted endorsement. This means that students who are in the gifted program as well as students who are not in the gifted program may have teachers who are gifted endorsed.
Gifted & Talented Education (GATE)
SPARK Parents interested in having their child tested for gifted services should carefully read through the Frequently Asked Questions (español) which outlines important information about the testing process.
For more information, please take a moment to review the SPARK Gifted Testing Informational Meeting conducted on August 25th prior to Open House.
Please view the OGATE testing information video below for more information. The GATE department is excited about the up-coming school year and looks forward to working with SPARK families this year.
Please visit the APS Gifted website for more information for identification and assessment.