At TKS we recognize that there are children with outstanding talent who perform or show the potential for performing at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared with others of their age, experience or environment. In keeping with the mission of TKS, the gifted and talented program aims to ensure appropriate challenge and opportunities inside and outside of the classroom, for students who are capable of such performance.
While school faculty and staff nurture gifts and talents in every child, we recognize that at the top of a dynamic continuum of learners, we may find gifted and talented students with unusual gifts in intellectual, creative and artistic areas who require specialized learning support. With unusual gifts comes unique learning needs, and we seek to nurture these children in order to allow them to exhibit high performance in their area of talent.
The Gifted and Talented coach works to support teachers in their planning for classroom experiences for gifted and talented students, as well as developing programs for students which enable them to benefit from the rich and diverse learning opportunities at the University.