2430: Gifted and Talented Program

Gooding Joint School District No. 231

INSTRUCTION                                                                                2430

Gifted and Talented Program


The term “gifted and talented” means students who are identified as possessing demonstrated or potential abilities that give evidence of high performing capabilities in intellectual, creative, specific academic or leadership areas, or the ability in the performing or visual arts and require children of outstanding abilities who are capable of high performance and require services or activities not ordinarily provided by the District in order to fully develop such capabilities.


By law, the District is required to provide for special instructional needs of gifted and talented children enrolled in the District. The Board, in conjunction with the Superintendent and staff, shall develop the State required plan for the District’s gifted/talented program. The Plan shall include a philosophy statement, definition of giftedness, program goals, program options, identification procedures, and a program evaluation. The District’s initial plan was submitted to the Department of Education on October 17, 2017. Pursuant to State Board mandate, the Plan will be updated every three (3) years.


The Board designates the Superintendent to be responsible for development, supervision, and implementation of the District’s gifted and talented program. Such program shall include, but not be limited to, the following:


  1. Expansion of academic attainments and intellectual skills;


  1. Stimulation of intellectual curiosity, independence and responsibility;


  1. Development of a positive attitude toward self and others; and


  1. Development of originality and


The Superintendent shall establish procedures consistent with State guidelines for screening, nominating, assessing, and selecting children of demonstrated achievement, or potential ability in terms of general intellectual ability and academic aptitude.


Legal Reference: I.C. § 33-201         School Age

I.C. § 33-2001       Definitions

I.C. § 33-2003       Responsibility of school districts for education of gifted/talented children

IDAPA        Gifted and Talented Programs

Policy History: Adopted on: 5/8/12 Revised on: Reviewed on: 2/9/21




Transcript Request Form

Please initial below to acknowledge that you are the student named above and that you have reviewed the information above and agree that it is accurate. By initialing below you endorse this document as legally binding in accordance with the e-sign bill S.761 and release the below initials in lieu of a signature.
Skip to content