Cecil County Public Schools is committed to providing rich learning experiences for identified students throughout their PreK-12 education. We recognize that each student is unique and has his/her own individual abilities, promise, and potential; hence, there is no single gifted student profile. We believe the characteristics of creative thinkers and gifted learners are evident regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, geographic location, primary language, and/or disability.
The Gifted and Talented Program provides services that support a student’s learning needs. Specifically, Gifted and Talented (GT) teachers at the elementary level work directly with identified students, as well as their own classroom teachers, to implement and plan lessons that challenge students through differentiation of curricula. Services are provided both in and out of the classroom on a regular basis by both the Gifted and Talented and general education teachers.
Particular attention is paid to extending the depth and complexity of the learning outcomes in developing and adapting units and lessons. The GT Teacher works as an advocate for the academic and effective needs of gifted and talented students and provides services that include independent study, small group instruction, and compacting. Extra-curricular experiences are available and are determined by student needs. In grades 6-8, students are offered accelerated math and English. Beyond grade 8 students are offered Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses within their courses of study.