The annual screening program to identify K-8 students who may qualify for the Intellectually Gifted program begins in May of every school year. Because the program is limited to those few exceptional students who exhibit characteristics of giftedness. The screening process occurs at each school by the Guidance Counselor. Therefore, students identified at the classroom level as potential candidates for the program within each building are given the Slosson Intelligence Test by the school guidance counselor.
K-8 students will qualify for nomination at each building level if they exhibit strengths in one or more of the following areas:
- 90th percentile scores, or 8th and/or 9th stanine, and/or meeting or exceeding grade-level expectation status on any current district and State assessments.
- Outstanding grades in academic subjects and/or comments on report cards regarding outstanding contributions.
- Recommendations of teachers who are currently teaching a student and/or teachers who have previously taught a student.
SLOSSON SCORES OF 125 OR HIGHER. LOWER SCORES SHOULD NOT ELIMINATE BILINGUAL CHILDREN WHO EXHIBIT OTHER QUALIFICATIONS. SLOSSON SCORES OF 125 OR HIGHER BECOME AUTOMATIC ENTRIES INTO THE PROGRAM.