Gifted Education

Students identified as gifted and whose participation has received parental consent shall receive at least 5 segments per week (or the yearly equivalent) of gifted education services.  A differentiated curriculum, based on Georgia's curriculum standards, teaching strategies, and expectations of student mastery is adjusted to be appropriate for gifted students.  Local curriculum shall focus on developing cognitive learning, research and reference, and metacognitve skills at each grade using principles of differentiation.

Differentiated instruction is a teaching theory based on the premise that instructional approaches should vary and be adapted in relation to individual and diverse students in classrooms.  Differentiated instruction requires teachers to be flexible in their approach to teaching and adjust the curriculum and presentation of information to learners rather than expecting students to modify themselves for the curriculum.  (Georgia Department of Education Gifted Resource Manual for Gifted Education Services)

For more information regarding the Monroe County Gifted Education Program, please email Alicia Elder, Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning at or call 478-994-2031, ext. 1017.

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