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District Gifted and Talented  

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Kentucky's Gifted and Talented students are defined as those who possess demonstrated or potential ability to perform at an exceptionally high level in General Intellectual Aptitude, Specific Academic Aptitude, Creativity, Leadership Skills, or in the Visual or Performing Arts. 

The Somerset Independent Gifted and Talented Program provides services for students formally identified in grade 4-12 in the areas of:

*General Intellectual
*Specific Academic (Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies)
*Visual or Performing Arts

The District provides informal Primary Talent Pool identification/enrichment for grades K-3. 
Gifted Announcements
  • GT End of Year Survey

    The GT End of the Year Annual Survey has been mailed home to parents and students (along with survey for Summer GT Opportunities).  Please complete and return in the self-addressed envelope or to your child's school office as soon as possible. 

    Survey's have been distributed to staff members and need to be completed and returned by Friday, March 29, 2019. 

    Your input is valuable as we evaluate, plan and address GT needs. 

    If you have any questions, please contact the GT office. 

  • Gifted Education Week Gifted Education Week

    Somerset Mayor, Alan Keck signed a Proclamation designating the week of February 11 -15, 2019 as Gifted Education Week in Somerset as part of the statewide February Gifted Education Month.  Somerset Superintendent, Kyle Lively, Gifted and Talented Coordinator/Instructor Fonda Crawford, along with students, staff and parents attended this event.  Mayor Keck spoke with the students and challenged them to continue to set goals and strive to make those goals happen.  He also noted that we must elicit the entire community -  policy makers, educators, business leaders, civic organizations and parents -to continue to improve education for all of our students. 


    Pictured: Science Teacher Rachel Embry, Mayor Alan Keck, GEAR UP Representative Lindsay Gentry, Payton Wesley, Lilli Cummings, Jackson Prather, Haley Combs, Ava Hunt, Chase Cimala, Isabella Cruz, Mit Dave, Superintendent Kyle Lively and Gifted Coordinator/Instructor Fonda Crawford.

  • Opportunities for High School Students

    Check out the Somerset High School GT Page.  LIsted are Scholarships, Camps and Contest available for high school students to consider and apply.  Deadlines for application and web links are included for additional information. 

  • Summer CAMP at WKU Grades 7-10

    VAMPY is a three week program for students completing grades 7-10 who have qualifying ACT or SAT scores.  Students take one class for six hours a day.  Dates are June 23-July 13, 2019.  Information available at www.wku.edu/gifted

    Due: 5/15/2019
  • CAMP for Middle School WKU

    The Summer Camp for Academically Talented Middle School Students (SCATS) is for young people completing grades 6-8 this year.  Campers take four classes that feature minds-on, hands-on learning.  Dates are June 9-12, 2019. 

    For further information www.wku.edu/gifted

    Due: 5/15/2019
  • Summer Opportunities for Elementary Students

    WKU Center for Gifted Studies is offering two camps this summer.  Camp Explore (grades 1-3) and Camp Innovate (grades 3-5) are one-week programs that highlight minds-on, hands-on learning.  Dates for Camp Explore are June 3, 2019 and for Camp Innovate are July 8-12, 2019. 

    Additional information, registration and deadlines for applications are available online at www.wku.edu/gifted 

    Due: 5/15/2019
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