Gifted & Talented

DCSD strives to seek out, surface, and nurture the potential in each student. We are committed to partnering with families and our community to recognize and support high potential, advanced, gifted and talented learners who require differentiated programming to meet their educational needs and prepare them for their chosen endeavors in society.

In accordance, eDCSD focuses on the following:

  • Identifying, supporting, and developing talent and potential for accomplishment

  • Implementing and monitoring Advanced Learning Plans (ALPs) to nurture students’ agency, curiosity, and confidence

  • Providing appropriate learning opportunities based on students’ needs, motivation, and ability

  • Training and developing staff and faculty in methods and strategies of effective gifted education and advanced academics