Gifted and Talented programming (formerly known as Challenge) supports students who have advanced intellectual ability compared to other students their age. These students have exceptional potential or ability across a wide range of areas, from creative thinking to understanding abstract relationships.
Develop academic and social/emotional skills in a challenging learning environment
Develop skills in a challenging learning environment
Strengthened problem-solving and research skills
Opportunities to study advanced concepts
Improved ability to recognize and strengthen existing knowledge and skills
Support to navigate challenges related to perfectionism, sensitivity or frustration
Supportive environment that includes other students with advanced intellectual ability
Flexible instruction and pacing that matches students’ academic needs, abilities and goals
In-depth study of complex and challenging topics and assignments
Demonstrate advanced thinking and problem-solving skills through a variety of learning activities
Students must be enrolled in elementary or junior high and meet Gifted and Talented eligibility requirements. Priority will be given to resident students of Edmonton Public Schools. Generally, students are considered a resident student if they have at least one parent or guardian living in Edmonton who is not Roman Catholic.
All Edmonton Public Schools programming is based on curriculum determined by Alberta Education. Students enrolled in Gifted and Talented programming will receive the same high-quality education offered in all of our programs.
Most schools offering special education needs programming have some yellow busing options available. Edmonton Transit is the preferred method of transportation for junior high students. For more information about busing, contact your child’s school or call Student Transportation at 780-429-8585.
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Edmonton Public Schools
Centre for Education
1 Kingsway NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5H 4G9 780-429-8000