Washoe Country School District
Gifted and Talented Education Program
All GATE 2011-2012 letter [PDF] sent out July 11th, 2011.
The mission of the Washoe County School District is to provide our gifted and talented students differentiated instruction that is commensurate with their exceptional abilities through a spectrum of curricular and instructional gifted services and opportunities. The District will provide programs for gifted and talented students to work together under the guidance of trained teachers in an atmosphere that is intellectually and academically rigorous, fosters creativity, and provides emotional support.
The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Standards of Excellence delineates both requisite and exemplary standards for gifted education programming which serve as benchmarks for measuring program effectiveness. National standards include criteria for student identification, program design, professional development, curriculum and instruction, socio-emotional guidance and counseling, and program evaluation. These standards, which represent professional consensus on essential practice in gifted education, provide a blueprint to encourage and guide WCSD staff in developing and evaluating high-quality programming.
Frequently Viewed Information
- Assessing Process (How to get started)
- Calendars (under construction)
- Elementary School Programs (School Within a School & GATE on-site services)
- Policies (under construction)
- Middle School Programs (Magnet Program)
- High School Programs (Internships)
- Parent Resources
- Strategic Plan
For further information please contact us at the following
WCSD Gifted and Talented Education Program
Mailing: 425 East Ninth Street Reno, NV 89512 or PO Box 30425 Reno, NV 89520
Physical: University of Reno, College of Education, Learner Resource Center, 1st floor
Phone: 775-682-5549 Fax: 775-682-5546