Alpena School District
Gifted and Talented Program
The Alpena School District has a long history of commitment to excellence. We are committed to helping every student meet his/her full potential. The district recognizes and supports the concept of differentiated curriculum for students identified and placed in the gifted and talented program.
Extension of the depth and complexity of the learning experience is accomplished by promoting higher order thinking skills, critical and creative problem solving skills, and research skills.
"Gifted and talented children and youth are those of high potential or ability whose learning characteristics and educational needs require qualitatively differentiated educational experiences and/or services. Possession of these talents and gifts or the potential for their development will be evidenced through an interaction of above average intellectual ability, task commitment and/or motivation, and creative ability."