The Gifted Reach Out Program
The Gifted Reach Out (GRO) program focuses on nurturing and supporting the unique gifts and talents of our highly capable students.
GRO is designed as an enrichment program to encourage independent learning and to stimulate creative problem solving and critical thinking.
Students are exposed to new subjects with the intent to broaden their interests and enhance their present grade level core curriculum.
Students considered eligible for the GRO program are evaluated in June by formal assessments as well as parent and teacher questionnaires. First graders and students new to the district may be tested in December. Students who were previously in a gifted and talented program in another district are assessed upon entry into our district using our measurements prior to their admission to GRO.
The GRO program provides enrichment for students who have demonstrated high capabilities. The work is represented above grade level and is rigorous. Children are expected to fulfill their regular classroom and GRO proficiencies during the year.
Please be sure to visit our PGT (Parents of Gifted) website for useful information.
Testing for the Gifted Reach Out Program
Parents of current first graders and children new to the district interested in having their child tested for the district’s gifted program (GRO) should send a written response no later than November 26, 2014 to their child’s classroom teacher. Testing for those eligible will begin in December and results will be mailed home over winter break. In conjunction with GRO testing, teacher and parent evaluations are considered in determining student eligibility. Current kindergartners interested in the program will be tested in December 2015. Please send requests next year to the appropriate first grade teacher.
The GRO program provides enrichment for students who have demonstrated high capabilities. The work presented is above grade level and is rigorous. Children are expected to fulfill their regular classroom and GRO proficiencies during the year.