Gifted Services

Gifted Services logoAt an IEP meeting, the Individualized Education Program (IEP), for a gifted learner is developed by a team who together, make informed decisions designed to provide the gifted learner with an appropriate education.  The gifted learner's IEP Team members include the following individuals: parent,  student,  general education teacher,  teacher of the gifted,  administrator/ administrative designee and other professionals with relevant knowledge or expertise of the child.

According to the New Mexico Public Education Department, the development of appropriate gifted educational programming requires comprehensive services which include a continuum of programming services for gifted learners  "A continuum of services is predicated on evidence that giftedness is multifaceted. It may manifest itself in many different ways and to many degrees across individuals and/or groups of identified gifted learners.  Hence, one service delivery option (e.g., monitoring) will not serve all gifted learners equally well. To ensure an appropriate education a continuum of services and least restrictive environment (LRE) is designed to address the specific needs of many different types and levels of giftedness" (Gifted Education in NM Technical Assistance Manual, 2011). 

Gifted service delivery/programming options may include, but are not limited to the following:

*Monitor/Consultation
*General Classroom Enrichment
*Cluster Grouping within the General Education Classroom
*Self-Designed Courses or Guided Study
*Honors/AP Classes- within grade level and across grade level
*Small group pull-out within and across grade levels
*Curriculum Compacting
*Acceleration Options


We'd love to hear from you! What topics would you like to see covered at our meetings? Take our Gifted Advisory Council Parent Survey 2019! Dancing People.png


Gifted Advisory Council meeting dates (2019-20 School Year):

Location: District Office Training Center
500 Laser Drive NE, Rio Rancho
Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
** Childcare provided **

Thursday September 26, 2019

TOPIC: Purpose of the Gifted Advisory Council

Thursday January 16, 2020 - CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
TOPICS: Preparing for College While Still in Middle & High School
Presenter: Michelle VanSant - Teacher of the Gifted
The National Association of Gifted Children Conference 2019
Presenter: Kim Ayres - Teacher of the Gifted

Thursday April 16, 2020
TOPIC: TBD