Identifying REACH Students

  • There are multiple indicators that may describe a student needing gifted program services in the Rogers Public Schools, such as 

    • Be unusually curious and/or persistent
    • Have an unusually large vocabulary for age
    • Display long-term recall of much information
    • Learn to read on their own
    • Possess a keen sense of humor
    • Show unusual independence for age
    • Be creative and imaginative beyond age mates
    • Tend to be a perfectionist
    • Sustain interest in one or more fields of knowledge over years
    • Have self-directed interests
    • Easily master intellectual skills
    • Be interested in and concerned about community/world problems
    • Often be self-critical and overly sensitive
    • Continually question the status quo
    • Apply learning from one situation to another
    • Solve problems in a unique manner
    • Have different behavior style
    • Enjoy reading about a wide range of topics
    • Reason abstractly

    No one criteria will necessarily determine placement into the gifted program but rather a variety of measurements and data shared before the Placement Committee that is comprised of building level administrators, counselors, and teachers. 

More about REACH

  • Requirements

  • Placement