Students qualify for the 4th-6th Grade Talent Search by achieving a score in the 95th percentile or higher on a qualifying exam. Enrollment provides benefits that last through the end of high school, including optional above-level testing, enrichment activities, specialized publications, and access to TIP’s educational programs.
A Parent Meeting for all qualifying students will be held at the Marion County Public Library Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 6:00-7:00. Light refreshments will be served. Qualifying students will receive notification at their school. We hope to see you there.
Students qualify for the 7th Grade Talent Search by scoring at or above the 95th percentile on a grade-level standardized test. Enrollment provides benefits that last through the end of high school, including the opportunity to take the ACT or SAT, specialized publications, college prep advice, and access to educational programs.
Lesli Van Why, Gifted and Talented Coordinator
Laurie Followell, Gifted and Talented Secondary Consultant
Shelley Badgett, Program Director
Troy Benningfield, Program Director
Kim Riley, Gifted and Talented Administrative Assistant
Kentucky offers gifted education services for identified students across all grade levels. Primary students are screened and selected as high potential learners and students in grades 4-12 are formally identified for services in one or more of the following areas:
- general intellectual aptitude
- specific academic aptitude
- creative or divergent thinking
- psychosocial or leadership skills
- visual or performing arts
704 KAR 3:285. Programs for the gifted and talented.