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NAGC Standards

 Programming Standards


GT room or Push in setting
Age appropriate groups
150 minutes of instruction per week
GT certified teacher
Grades 2-6


 Welcome to Douglas County School District's Gifted and Talented Website

  The Gifted and Talented program has been designed to insure that the intellectual abilities of each individual are challenged and used to their fullest extent, so that each student may realize their full potential for themself and to society. At the same time, it attempts to minimize separation from the main body of students, so that each student's social and emotional development are not in any way thwarted. Students will not only learn Common Core concepts, but will learn how to apply them to both concrete and abstract situations, analyze relationships, innovate, and evaluate. Whenever possible, student strengths and weaknesses will coincide with strategies included.  
Douglas County School Program 


 Brandon Swain

 Executive Director

Education Services - Area 4  




Name Email School  Grades

Jennifer Worthington




Kellie Esterby kesterby@dcsd.k12.nv.us



 Elizabeth Rechs erechs@dcsd.k12.nv.us



What is GT?

"'Gifted and talented pupil' means a person under the age of 18 years who demonstrates such outstanding academic skills or aptitudes that he cannot progress effectively in a regular school program and therefore needs special instruction or special services."

NEV. REV. STAT. 388.440


Children and youth with outstanding talent who perform or show the potential for performing at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared with others of their age, experience, or environment.

-US Department of Education, 1993

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