Gifted & Talented Philosophy
Racine Unified School District’s mission includes the unique educational needs of our Gifted and Talented students. “Gifted and Talented students” are defined as students enrolled in public schools who give evidence of high performance capability in intellectual, creative, artistic, leadership or specific academic areas.
While all students have personal strengths, some have abilities and talents, or the potential, to go beyond the core curriculum. To ensure these students succeed, RUSD utilizes the National Standards in Gifted and Talented Education and Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s Key Characteristics of Effective Gifted Education Plans.
Our gifted students will:
- Reflect the diverse population of our district
- Engage in guidance to meet student’s unique social and emotional needs
- Receive instruction from highly trained educators
- Ensure a collaborative education that includes students, teachers, administrators, parents and the community
Racine Unified School District is committed to systematically and continuously identifying and monitoring students and agrees that gifted education is an integral part of the school district’s staffing and funding plans.