Gifted Education Department
Upcoming Events & Announcements
Gifted Advisory Meeting - April 12, 4 - 5:30 p.m., Central Office, Rm 137
Writing Mentorship Readings - UWEC, Davies Center, 6:30 p.m., April 26, 2011
Welcome & Short History
Welcome to the Eau Claire Area Gifted and Talented Web Site. Our district has served the needs of its able learners for many years. Beginning in 1979, we began with pullout enrichment and have now evolved into providing identification and programming to support students at the next academic levels, including social and emotional supports with direct connections to district curriculum at academic ability levels of each high ability student.
We work with parents, students, teachers, administration and at the district level to provide consistence services across the district at all schools and for all gifted and talented students.
Definition of Gifted and Talented Student
According to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Standard (t) for gifted education, the definition of a Gifted and Talented Student is: "students enrolled in public schools who give evidence of high performance cabability in intellectual, creative, artisitic, leadership, or specific academic areas and who need services or activities not ordinarily provided in a regular school program in order to fully develop such capabilities."
The mission of the Gifted and Talented Department is to provide leadership and encourage innovation in program and curricular development, instructional strategies, and support services to achieve a quality education for our high-ability students.
Gifted Education Policy
The Eau Claire Area School District strives to offer each student learning experiences appropriate to his/her individual educational needs, interest, and capabilities. The ECASD shall provide a continuum of services to high achieving students including, but not limited to, those identified as gifted and talented and based on the guidelines set forth in the Wisconsin Guidelines for Gifted and Talented and shall include students who demonstrate high performance capability in intellectual, creative, artistic, leadership or specific academic areas.