Services and Programs
Multilevel Enrichment Systems of Support Systems
These services are provided in the classroom by the general education teacher. Differentiated core instruction uses a standards-based scope and sequence along with data to know where a student is at and uses extensions, curriculum compacting, and other strategies to intervene for students.
Select Enrichment Services
The transition between universal and select enrichment services is a fluid process and is based on a student’s current needs. Learning activities for students receiving select enrichment services are planned to meet the student’s demonstrated needs. A variety of options are provided so that students have rich and varied experiences on which to build their skills. These opportunities are provided during the school day within the classroom or during the core enrichment period. At the high school level, select enrichment services include honors or advanced placement (AP) courses. At times, enrichment opportunities that extend beyond the school day may be provided.
Intensive Enrichment Services
These services typically replace most or all of the grade-level core instruction in one or more
content areas. These enrichments are for students who have shown mastery of curriculum content. Prior to students receiving intensive enrichment services, an identification process must be completed via the school’s Collaborative Student Intervention (CSI) team and a GaTE Plan written.
Talent Development Programs
Kindergarten through Eighth Grade Program
In using the Wisconsin RtI Framework, the majority of students will have their academic needs met in the regular classroom through differentiated instruction. This may involve modifications to the content process and/or product. Students may be provided additional enrichment opportunities through strategically targeted instruction based on deepened learning goals at the selected enrichment services level. Through the CSI process, parents and school staff will review the data and collaborate to create a GaTE Plan for students who need intensive enrichment services. The GaTE Plan will become part of the student’s cumulative folder and will also be recorded on Infinite Campus.
High School Program
The primary path for meeting the programming needs of high school gifted learners is through the curriculum. The majority of students find that classes at the high school level are faster paced and that the content of high school classes is broader and deeper than those they had at the elementary and middle levels. According to the RtI Framework, gifted and talented students can have their needs met through honors or AP courses. Programming beyond what the normal curriculum offerings can accommodate is also available. The high school talent development program seeks to meet the programming needs of its students by challenging them to develop their own potential. High school students will have access to a guidance counselor who can provide guidance in course options and selection as well as provide social-emotional support.
Discontinuation of Intensive Enrichment Services
Sometimes discontinuation of programming is recommended. When a student’s educational needs have changed (i.e., outside expectation, expanded interests, or frustration) or when the GaTE Plan carries responsibilities and obligations that the student is unable to meet, the exit procedure may be initiated. This is rare and done only after careful investigations, conferences, and observations. The school CSI team will be reviewing the information provided from the investigations, conferences, and observations. The CSI team along with the parent will determine whether to remove the GaTE Plan or not.