ITALY I.S.D. PHILOSOPHY OF GIFTED EDUCATION
The Italy Independent School District is committed to providing each of its students the opportunity to develop to his/her full potential. This commitment includes identifying and meeting the needs of gifted and/or talented students. Italy I.S.D. believes that gifted students need a qualitatively differentiated program that provides time for work with other gifted students, time for further development of leadership abilities, and time for work on creative self-directed projects. Through a multi-dimensional teaching approach, the program emphasizes learning processes involving both the cognitive and affective domains. The goal is to enable students to acquire the skills necessary to become intellectually and creatively productive adults capable of making significant contributions to the community, state, and nation.