The Gifted Services Department manages the Enriched Placement Program (EPP) for identified gifted students. It has a continuum of services including academic acceleration opportunities and enrichment programs such as Destination Imagination and Invention Convention. The Advanced Placement, SAT and ACT examinations are scheduled through the Gifted Services office. Questions about AP courses or scheduling should be directed to building principals or the Department of Academic Achievement at 450-6000. Gifted Services only oversees AP testing and the AP Audit process.
The School Board recognizes that all students learn and progress at different rates and that the time it takes to reach academic standards varies among students. The Board believes students should be challenged and supported to reach their full potential and that the practice of educational acceleration is used to match appropriate learning opportunities with student abilities. The goals of acceleration are to adjust the pace of instruction to the student’s capabilities, provide an appropriate level of challenge, and to reduce the time period necessary for students to complete traditional schooling.