BREWTON CITY SCHOOLS
Brewton City Schools provides gifted services and an array of enriching programs and activities. Through school-wide enrichment, the gifted program will work with the classroom teachers in providing resources for the continuation of challenging enrichment and/or accelerated curriculum. Special or unique resources, including enrichment units, which are based on students’ interests, authentic assessments, and/or abilities that have been demonstrated in the school setting, are offered as well. Examples include band, art, music, chorus, enrichment units and advanced courses. Students possessing the potential and ability to perform at a high level in academic or creative fields are found in all populations and across all socio-economic groups.
Gifted students are those who perform at or who have demonstrated the potential to perform at high levels in academic or creative fields when compared to others of their age, experience, or environment. These students require services not ordinarily provided by the regular school program. Students possessing these abilities can be found in all populations, across all economic strata, and in all areas of human endeavor.
Teachers, counselors, administrators, parents or guardians, peers, self, or any other individuals with knowledge of the student’s abilities may refer a student. Additionally, all second grade students will be observed as potential gifted referrals using a gifted behavior checklist.
For each student referred, information is gathered in the areas of Aptitude, Characteristics, and Performance. The information is entered on a matrix where points are assigned according to established criteria. The total number of points earned determines if the student qualifies for gifted services.