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Gifted and Talent Development

Gifted and talented children are those students with outstanding abilities and capable of higher performance when compared to others of similar age, experience and environment. They have significantly different educational needs from their peers and require educational differentiation as a regular part of their school day to ensure they reach their full potential.
These services are available at all elementary and middle schools.
All District 196 students will have access to Gifted and Talent Development (GTD) services in the hybrid learning model and in the Digital Academy. Each school’s Gifted and Talent Development teacher will provide GTD service to their school’s students in the hybrid model and Digital Academy. GTD teachers will communicate through classroom teachers and/or school communications how all students can access enrichment options and learning extensions. Parents of formally identified gifted students will receive direct communication from their child’s GTD teacher within the first two weeks of school.
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District 196 uses multiple criteria to help identify gifted and talented children. For more information, see policy 610 under Board Policy. 


Gifted and Talent Development at SHMS

This page provides descriptions of various enrichments offered at our school for students seeking academic challenges outside of their classrooms. This page is divided by subject area. Please scroll down to find the information you are looking for. If you have questions about the enrichments described here, please contact Theresa Back by using this email address:

NUMATS (Northwestern Talent Search) - This talent search program allows students to enroll and take the ACT or SAT as a younger student.

Theresa Back

Theresa Back

Voicemail: 82271