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Central Union HSD |  BP  6172  Instruction

Gifted And Talented Student Program   

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The Board of Trustees believes that all students deserve an education that challenges them to meet their full potential. The Board shall provide gifted and talented students opportunities for learning commensurate with their particular abilities and talents.

Programs for gifted and talented students may include special day classes, part-time groupings and cluster groupings which shall be planned and organized as an integrated, differentiated learning experience within the regular school day. These programs may be augmented or supplemented with other differentiated activities related to the core curriculum using such strategies as independent study, acceleration, postsecondary education, and enrichment. (Education Code 52206)

(cf. 5123 - Promotion/Acceleration/Retention)

(cf. 6141.5 - Advanced Placement)

(cf. 6146.11 - Alternative Credits Toward Graduation)

(cf. 6158 - Independent Study)

(cf. 6177 - Summer School)

The Board shall determine the most appropriate curricular components for participating students. Each participating student's program shall include an academic component and, as appropriate, instruction in basic skills. (Education Code 52206)

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure the full participation of eligible students regardless of their ethnic, cultural, linguistic or economic background.

(cf. 0410 - Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities)

(cf. 5145.3 - Nondiscrimination/Harassment)

(cf. 6174 - Education for English Language Learners)

Staff development shall be provided to support teachers of gifted and talented students in understanding the unique learning styles and abilities of these students and in developing appropriate instructional strategies.

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

The Board shall regularly evaluate the effectiveness of the district's program in meeting the needs of gifted and talented students.

(cf. 0500 - Accountability)

(cf. 6190 - Evaluation of the Instructional Program)

Legal Reference:


48800-48802 Enrollment of gifted students in community college

51740 Instruction by correspondence

51745-51749.3 Independent study programs

52200-52212 Gifted and Talented Pupil Program

76001 Enrollment in community college

76002 Community college courses


1633 Instruction by correspondence

3820-3870 Gifted and Talented Pupil Program

Management Resources:



California Association for the Gifted:

National Association for Gifted Children:


adopted: March 14, 2006 El Centro, California