• WHAT ARE SCPS GIFTED AND TALENTED ART SERVICES?

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    Gifted and Talented Art Services is the SCPS program for students in grades 6-8 that are identified as gifted in the Visual Arts.  Students participate in small group activities which correspond to their higher skills, creativity, and interest levels.

    • Gifted and Talented Art Services are provided through multiple avenues for students at the secondary level including differentiation through the art curriculum, after school seminars, community events and field experiences.
    • The curriculum expands the grade level art objectives to include broader concept development, aesthetic awareness, a wider range of techniques and materials, and higher-level thinking skills.

    It should be noted that Gifted and Talented Art is not meant to take the place of regular instruction in art; rather it provides supplemental enrichment.

GIFTED AND TALENTED ART - GRADES 6-8

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    pallette THE GIFTED AND TALENTED ART REFERRAL

    A child may be referred for Focus Art Identification by any one of several people:

    • The classroom or art teacher
    • The Gifted and Talented Art Resource Teacher
    • The student himself or herself
    • Another student
    • Counselor
    • Parent

    Any of these people may contact the Gifted and Talented Art Resource Teacher to initiate the referral.  A referral may be submitted any time in the school year before February 1st.


    MY CHILD HAS BEEN REFERRED FOR GIFTED AND TALENTED ART,  NOW WHAT?

    The parent will receive a letter from the Supervisor of Accelerated Programs.  The letter will briefly explain the procedures for gifted and talented art identification.  It will also contain:

    • A permission slip—This allows the Gifted and Talented Teacher to begin the identification process.
    • A parent survey—This serves as one of the components for the identification process.

    Send the permission slip and the survey to the Gifted and Talented Art Resource Teacher or the art teacher at your child’s school as soon as possible.


    COMPONENTS FOR GIFTED AND TALENTED ART ELIGIBILITY

    The following components are part of the identification process.

    1. Portfolio of artwork completed and selected by student according to specific guidelines (may include additional artwork contributed by art teacher or parent).
    2. Art Teacher Observation Narrative/Checklist (if student’s work is known to art teacher) or Classroom Teacher/Team Checklist (if student’s work is unknown to art teacher).
    3. Timed Art Assessment (30 minute drawing assignment with the Gifted and Talented Arts teacher).
    4. Parent Survey
     
    *The components will be administered and/or collected throughout the identification process (usually 90 working days).

    CRITERIA FOR GIFTED AND TALENTED ART ELIGIBILITY

    The student should score significantly above grade level expectations in at least 3 out of the 4 components.  A committee comprised of an administrator designee, counselor, art teacher, and the  Gifted and Talented Art Resource Teacher will evaluate the data and make a determination of eligibility.

    One of three decisions will be made:
    • The student’s needs are being met in the regular classroom
    • The student’s needs are better met with the addition of focus art services
    • The committee cannot make a decision at this time—student will be monitored
    Parents will then be notified of the decision through a letter sent in the mail from the Supervisor of Gifted and Secondary Programs.
     

    If at any time you have questions about the Gifted and Talented Art Identification Process, please contact the Gifted and Talented Art Resource Teacher or the Gifted Programs Coordinator, Dr. Stephenie Fellinger
     
  • Contact Us

    Tyler Clarke
    Middle School Focus Art Resource Teacher
    (540) 373-0383