Gifted and Talented Instruction
County Public Schools is committed to providing rigorous instructional
programs that encourage all students to realize their full potential as
learners. A continuum of programs and services are provided. Gifted and
Talented services are available to students in grades K-12 throughout
teams review multiple criteria in order to identify students in need of
gifted and talented (GT) services. Data sources include academic
achievement, test scores, student products or performances. These
students require learning experiences beyond the standard curriculum.
Students’ learning may be enriched and accelerated; and, students may
participate in advanced-level coursework at their local schools.
Instruction is differentiated to provide all students appropriate pacing
and support necessary for advanced-level learning. The school team
informs parents about how the school will address students’ identified
The Primary Talent Development (PTD) program, implemented by the
classroom teacher in all KCPS elementary schools, provides all
PreK-Grade Two students with opportunities to develop talents and
demonstrate thinking skills through hands-on experiences and
Curricula include highly-challenging content and materials that
differentiate and extend Kent County Public Schools' Curriculum in
language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Differentiated
curricula provide enrichment or acceleration and are usually implemented
through flexible grouping within the regular classroom.
Secondary schools offer a sequence of rigorous courses as part of the
STEM program. Courses include advanced content and emphasize abstract
and complex ideas. Kent County High School offers Advanced Placement
courses as well as Dual Enrollment opportunities.
How can I support Gifted and Talented Education in Kent County?
Kent County Gifted Education Council (KCGEC)
c/o Gina Jachimowicz
5608 Boundary Avenue, Rock Hall, MD 21661