Rockwood has developed a Guiding Change process for gifted education that is designed to provide the Board of Education with information for decision-making related to the delivery of gifted education in Rockwood in the years ahead.
District administration is recommending this process to guide the district toward a shared understanding of the following considerations:
- Identify the strengths and limitations of the current program
- Determine how the district can move forward to address those limitations and areas of concern
- Conduct a review of the K-12 alignment of gifted services as students move from elementary, middle and high school
- Study alternative delivery models at each level
This Guiding Change process is not intended to raise questions about the need for gifted education services in Rockwood. Rather, it is to help understand the quality and effectiveness of the current program and inform decisions regarding the nature, size and structure of Rockwood’s gifted program in the future.
The Guiding Change process for Gifted Education includes these important components:
Input Phase: Stakeholder Input and an External Evaluation. Students, parents, staff and community members will provide input on the gifted program at all educational levels - elementary, middle and high school.
Creating Options Phase: The Design Team uses the feedback and stakeholder input to create options for the Board of Education's deliberations.
Decision-Making Phase: The Board of Education will review the options that will lead to the strategic decisions regarding gifted education.