Students are selected for PTP in the fall and spring of each school year. A kindergarten screening process combined with a nomination process for first, a second and third grade student ensure a continuous, on-going review and provides multiple entry points into the PTP.
Once identified for PTP, the classroom teacher is primarily responsible for seeing that the individual needs of every student are met through differentiated instructional practices. The school counselor, GATES Coordinator, and GATES Resource Teacher are available to help with strategies and resources.
Regardless of whether a student is or is not in Primary Talent Pool in no way indicates whether he/she will be identified for gifted and talented services in fourth grade. All students considered for gifted and talented educational services must be formally identified using multiple criteria different from those used for Primary Talent Pool.