Our Target Program provides services for identified gifted students in 1st through 5th grade. Eligible students receive pull-out instruction one full day a week with Amber LaCroix and/or Chelsea Chandler. Gifted services meet the specific academic needs of gifted students through activities that include critical and creative thinking, higher order reasoning, research skills, and affective growth.
Students are assessed in four areas: mental ability, achievement, creativity, and motivation. Once assessments are completed, the data is evaluated for determination of eligibility.
Advanced Content classes are offered for both 4th and 5th grade students in English/Language Arts and Math. Eligibility for AC is determined by a matrix set by the county that factors in cognitive ability (CogAT), achievement (Iowa, Milestones), class performance, and motivation.