Gifted & Talented
General or specific intellectual ability
Specific academic aptitude
Creative or productive thinking
Visual arts, performing arts, musical or psychomotor abilities
RMCA's Gifted Education Vision- All Gifted students will accomplish challenging post-secondary work/force goals and become productive, creative citizens capable of succeeding in their area of strength.
RMCA's Gifted Education Mission- Ensure gifted student growth and achievement through systems of support, programming and advocacy.
RMCA's is dedicated to identifying and providing exceptional programming for gifted students. Schools throughout the district are committed to identifying those students who meet the district and state criteria of a “gifted learner.” Teachers work collaboratively with Gifted Specialists to develop Advanced Learning Plans for all our identified gifted students to ensure gifted children are challenged and experience academic growth throughout the year.
Gifted needs are addressed using a variety of instructional strategies and programming options. RMCA offers early access for highly gifted kindergarten and first grade students who do not meet the age requirements for enrollment. Elementary schools provide differentiation instruction through grouping, advanced learning opportunities, and after-school academic classes,clubs, and contests. Our middle schools provide a wide range of honor and enrichment classes as well as many academic after-school opportunities.
RMCA believes that parents are partners when it comes to meeting the needs of gifted learners. Parents and teachers work together to ensure children are not only challenged, but also valued for their unique abilities. The gifted education website is designed to provide parents of gifted learners support and resources as well as provide information on RMCA's gifted education and associated processes and procedures.