DoDEA provides exemplary educational programs that inspire and prepare all students for success. Gifted students measure their success through the challenges they are able to receive, meet and often surpass. The goal of the DoDEA Gifted Education program is to identify students with high potential and exceptional performance and to offer challenges that match their strengths.
In accordance with DoDEA regulations, the Gifted Education Program offers resource classes and other special services for students whose potential and/or performance is so extraordinarily high that they require differentiation in their instructional program. Students, parents or teachers may refer a student for Gifted Education. The Gifted Review Committee will determine a student’s eligibility based on multiple measures of ability and then will review his or her progress on a yearly basis. Students who are eligible for Gifted Education services will receive instructional services based on their individual strengths. The services available are:
The Gifted Education Program provides a challenging way for students to stretch their minds and use their brains to achieve their highest potential in school and in life. Critical and creative thinking, as well as problem solving, are the focus of the Gifted Education Program. Students follow Bloom’s Taxonomy as they seek knowledge, gain comprehension and try applications. Once these basic thinking skills are mastered, students then try to excel at the higher level thinking skills of analysis, syntheses, and evaluation.