APS is committed to meeting the academic, artistic, and social-emotional needs of gifted learners in grades K-12. Each school has a full time resource teacher for the gifted (RTG). Our model for services is a collaborative cluster model meaning students who are identified as gifted are clustered with a group of other identified students (in the same content area) in heterogeneous classrooms in elementary and middle schools. In high school, students can choose to take AP and IB courses.
In a collaborative cluster model, the classroom teacher is the primary deliverer of gifted services. These teachers work with the RTG on a weekly basis to plan daily differentiation for gifted learners.
As part of the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3), if your child was identified as gifted in another school district, please share this documentation with the registrar at the school. The principal, RTG and the Supervisor of Gifted Services will review the documentation to find the best match between services from your prior district and what APS offers.