A case study approach is used in the continuous identification process on the basis of mental ability, creativity, and task commitment. Emphasis is placed on the potentially gifted student's need for specialized services rather than on a preconceived notion of labeling a child as "gifted". The referral process can begin when a student is referred.
Students are screened by a REACH facilitator with objective and subjective measures. The screening process begins after receiving a completed Parent Inventory and written permission from the parent. This typically takes 4-6 weeks and includes a review of the full screening and data by each school's Staffing Committee.
- Talent Pool
- Community Members
The results of the screening are evaluated by gifted and talented educators and classroom teacher(s), counselor, principal or asst. principal and then reviewed by the director of the REACH program. Students and parents are notified about the placement decision by a letter sent in the mail. Parents are invited to setup an appointment to further discuss the results with the Director of Gifted Programs or the g/t facilitator.