Gifted and Talented

Director: Liz Mares   (207) 368-5146
K-8 Coordinator :  Mary Glynn    

High School Teacher:  Karen McGrady


The philosophy of the RSU 19 Gifted/Talented Program is integrally connected to the District mission statement which declares that it is our intention to: Inspire every student, instill a motivation for learning, and insure contributing citizens . Because gifted and talented students generally demonstrate high  performance or capacity for high performance beyond age/grade expectations, they are atypical learners who require specialized learning experiences beyond the regular curriculum.  Students who are identified as Gifted and Talented will have their program of studies enhanced by one or more of the following interventions:

  1. Differentiation in the regular classroom
  2. Independent Study
  3. Accelerations (whole grade or content area)
  4. Specific testing
  5. Online courses
  6. Outside consultant or mentor
  7. College level courses

Helpful Links

Maine DOE Website for parents

Maine Gifted and Talented association

Maine Robotics

Maine summer camps (Complete List)

Maine School of Science and Math

National society for Gifted and Talented