Mike Town, one of Tesla STEM High School’s founding teachers, is a recipient of the Patsy Collins Award for Excellence in Education, Environment, and Community.
Programs for Gifted Students
Gifted and Talented Programs
In accordance with the philosophy to develop the special abilities of each student, the district shall offer appropriate instructional programs to meet the needs of exceptionally gifted and talented students of school age. The framework for such programs shall encompass, but not be limited to, the following objectives:
- Expansion of academic attainments and intellectual skills,
- Stimulation of intellectual curiosity, independence and responsibility,
- Development of a positive attitude toward self and others, and,
- Development of originality and creativity.
The superintendent shall establish procedures consistent with state guidelines for nominating, assessing and selecting children of demonstrated achievement or potential ability in terms of general intellectual ability, academic aptitude and creative or productive thinking.
Current practice codified 1988