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Vision Mission & Philosophy


All gifted students will accomplish challenging post-secondary work/force goals and become productive, creative citizens capable of succeeding in their area(s) of strength.


Ensure gifted student growth and achievement through a systems of support, programming, and advocacy.

Philosophy Statement

In School District 11 we believe that gifted and talented students should receive appropriate differentiated instruction from trained teachers that address individual needs.  We believe that the district gifted and talented program must have a broad base representation of students from different ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.  These students will have resources to maximize their potential as appropriate to their educational needs and talents.  In addition, the social-emotional needs of gifted students should be recognized and addressed.

It is our goal that gifted students have to opportunity to:

  • Develop higher level thinking skills
  • Develop creative thinking and problem solving skills
  • Develop research skills as applied to "real world" problems
  • Progress at rate and pace appropriate to abilities and learning styles
  • Develop effective communication skills
  • Create products that are unique and synthesize major concepts
  • Develop self-esteem and self-understanding
  • Work with others of similar ability

School District 11 is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in relation to disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, religion, ancestry, age, and protected activity in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Any harassment/discrimination of students and/or staff, based on the aforementioned protected areas, will not be tolerated and must be brought to the immediate attention of the school principal, D11 administrator/supervisor or D11 nondiscrimination compliance/grievance coordinator.

D11 Nondiscrimination Public Notice