Where Stem Learning Happens

Gifted & Talented (GT) Program

"Gifted children are students between 5 and 21 whose abilities, talents, and potential for accomplishment are so outstanding that they require special provisions to meet their educational needs. Gifted students include gifted students with disabilities (i.e. twice exceptional) and students with exceptional abilities or potential from all socio-economic and ethnic, cultural populations." (PSD Gifted and Talented)

Shepardson STEM's Gifted and Talented program strives to meet both the affective and academic needs of students who have been identified with exceptional abilities. Advanced Learning Plans are used to collaboratively develop programming and differentiation within the classroom, providing opportunities for all gifted students to demonstrate high-level thinking, creative problem solving and productivity, and positive self-esteem. At Shepardson, students work with our gifted teacher in small groups throughout the week and are also provided with differentiation by their classroom teachers. 

Additional opportunities are provided through Math Olympiad and Shepardson's Robotics Clubs, as well as various after school enrichment offerings.

If you have questions about the Shepardson STEM Gifted and Talented Program, please contact our GT Coordinator, Assistant Laura Sutton at lsutton@psdschools.org.

PSD does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, age or disability in access or admission to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. A lack of English speaking skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation.