Gifted and Talented News!
The purpose of Gifted & Talented programming at Forest Park is to provide students with enrichment and challenge that goes beyond the regular curriculum. Mr. Jason Finney, our school’s GT Specialist, provides weekly thinking skills enrichment for all K-2 students. During these lessons students work on convergent and divergent thinking, science process skills, evaluative and visual-spatial skills, and creative writing.
Gifted identification usually begins at the start of third grade. The Little Rock School District uses a multiple measure, blind screening identification process, based on local norms. GT identified students receive two hours and thirty minutes of instruction each week in the GT classroom. Working within thematic units, students focus on critical and creative thinking, problem-solving, research skills, and social-emotional intelligence. Mr. Finney also coordinates many extracurricular activities and competitions, including the National Geographic Bee, Johns Hopkins CTY, Mathletes, Quiz Bowl, and Science Fair.
Please feel free to call Mr. Finney (447-4531) if you have any questions. We look forward to working with your children!
Jason Finney, Gifted Specialist