Gifted Education

At-Home Enrichment and Challenge Opportunities

You may find that your gifted learner needs more chances for enrichment and challenge. Ms. Franz continuously works with ATS teachers to assist in developing differentiated materials and opportunities. Enrichment Resources APS Gifted Services – Supporting Gifted Children at home This is an extensive list of online resources across grades and content areas. You will […]

Delivery of Services

Gifted students need opportunities to think abstractly, work at various rates and levels of complexity, and pursue tasks independently. In addition, students eligible for gifted services need opportunities to learn with others of like abilities, as well as opportunities to develop socio-emotionally. APS Gifted Services are implemented through school-based and countywide activities, which comply with […]

Gifted Services

Welcome to Gifted Services at Arlington Traditional School!  Please take a look through the helpful links in the menu on the left to discover more about what ATS has to offer our growing scholars. Caitlin Franz, Resource Teacher for the Gifted (RTG),       Arlington Public Schools is dedicated to maximizing the strengths […]

Identification Process

Each year, the total population of our school is screened by school staff to create a pool of eligible highly able candidates based on students’ participation and performance in various academic and arts activities. Screening is formal: We review all test scores following standardized testing and scholastic academic performance. Screening is also informal: We note […]

Book Recommendations

As an avid reader, I’d like to share some books that may be helpful in navigating the many facets of guiding and supporting gifted learners. I will update this list throughout the year, so please check back! The Self Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives by […]

Parent Education Night

Each year, in conjunction with the ATS PTA and another ATS content department, we host a parent information night sharing information about Gifted Services programming in Arlington Public School and at ATS specifically.  The handouts and Google Slides presentation are shared below if you were not able to attend or would like more information about […]

Resources for Families of Gifted Children

Gifted students often need challenges beyond the confines of the classroom.  Please find some resources below that can help you, at home, to cultivate and nurture your children’s strengths! Supporting Gifted Children at home Parenting Gifted Children suggested guidelines for parents Definitions  terms related to differentiated instruction and strategies for instructing gifted students Virginia Department of Education […]