Gifted Education Overview

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    Gifted Education webpage!

    Moore Public Schools Gifted Education Program strives to provide appropriate educational experiences 
    and learning environments 
    for children of exceptional academic ability in order to promote the intellectual growth
     of each individual to his/her fullest potential.



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    Summary of the Gifted Education Program:
    The gifted education program in Moore includes elementary SEARCH students, junior high  pre-AP students, and high school pre-AP and AP students. 

    The elementary gifted students are served in a pull-out program once a week for approximately 2 1/2 hours. There are eleven SEARCH sites and teachers. Students at off-campus sites are provided transportation to SEARCH classes. In the elementary program, there is an emphasis on developing research and presentation skills along with critical and creative thinking. SEARCH teachers serve as a resource and continue to offer enrichment options to assist classroom teachers in serving gifted students in the regular classrooms.

    The purpose of the secondary gifted education program is to provide educational opportunities modified in pace, depth, and breadth in individual subject areas. Pre-AP classes are offered in language, math, social studies, and science and the arts. Most of the Pre-Advanced Placement classes have been aligned with the College Board curriculum taught and tested in the Advanced Placement (AP) classes.  A wide variety of Advanced Placement classes are offered.  Check the course offerings at each high school for specific courses.
    The Cognitive Abilities Test is administered to all 2nd grade  students in the district. This test and the state OCCT results are the basis for most recommendations into the  gifted program. In addition to test scores, teacher recommendations are considered. Parents may  request placement in the pre-AP and AP classes. The placement guidelines reflect the Advanced Placement philosophy that Advanced Placement should be available to all students who want to achieve at a high level and are willing to accept the challenge.

    Gifted Education Plan: In Oklahoma, each school district creates a Gifted Education Plan which is submitted to the Oklahoma Department of Education. The district Gifted Education Plan can be viewed in pdf format using Adobe Acrobat Reader. 
    Gifted Education records: All Gifted Education records are confidential and are kept in the Gifted Education Office. Parents of students who move out of district must submit a request for records to the Gifted Education Office, Moore Public Schools, 1500 S. E. 4th Street, Moore, OK 73160.
    Gifted Education Law:  Oklahoma State School Law regarding gifted education can be viewed and downloaded here:  Program regulations may be viewed and downloaded at:
    Gifted Education and Fine Arts Coordinator 
    (405) 735-4253
    Fax:  (405) 735-4397

    Michelle Sarrington
    Gifted Ed. & Fine Arts Secretary

    Phone: (405) 735-4282
    Fax:  (405) 735-4397
     Elementary SEARCH Teachers and Locations
     Search Site  Phone (405)  Schools Attending  Teacher Email  Website
     Earlywine  735-4150  Briarwood Scott Allen Website
     Broadmoore  735-4101  Broadmoore, Central, 3rd Grade Timber Creek Shannon Brackeen Website
     Eastlake  735-4160  Kingsgate Shari Bright Website
     Heritage Trails  735-4420  Grades 4-6 Timber Creek Krissa Cavnar Website
     Wayland Bonds  735-4500  Plaza Towers Patti Goodman Website
     Oakridge  735-4530  Southgate Deji Duggar Website
     Southlake    735-4660  Santa Fe Lisa Garrison Website
     Red Oak  735-4440  Fairview Paula Gifford Website
     Winding Creek  735-4510  Apple Creek, Kelley Jennifer King Website 
     Fisher  735-4180  Sky Ranch, Houchin Teresa Potter  Website 
     Bryant  735-4130  Sooner, Northmoor Blake Mackey Website