Gifted and Talented Programming
The North Branch Area Public School District offers gifted services for students in grades K-12. From the elementary gifted Levels of Service programming to the advanced placement classes offered in high school. As part of the St. Croix River Education District collaboration, many of our elementary students participate in project seek (K-5) hosted at North Branch Area Public Schools. Many District 138 students take part in a variety of building enrichment and extra-curriculum gifted programs such as middle and high school Math League, middle and high school Knowledge Bowl, and Robotics.
MN Definition of Gifted and Talented
Gifted and talented children and youth are those students with outstanding abilities, identified at preschool, elementary, and secondary levels. These students are capable of high performance when compared to others of similar age, experience, and environment, and represent the diverse populations of our communities. These are students whose potential requires differentiated and challenging educational programs and/or services beyond those provided in the general school program. Students capable of high performance include those with demonstrated achievement or potential ability in any one or more of the following areas: general intellectual, specific academic subjects, creativity, leadership and visual and performing arts.