Transfer Students, Appeals, Furloughs, and Exiting the Program
Transfer students identified as gifted and talented in previous district must provide documentation from their previous school district acknowledging that the student did receive gifted and talented services. Gifted and Talented assessment data and documentation from previous district will be reviewed by the gifted and talented coordinator to determine the eligibility of the transfer student within five to six weeks that the documentation portfolio is complete. If a transfer student does not have the proper documentation, he/she may test to be in the program at the next testing cycle. Students not formally identified as gifted and talent in another district are assessed according to the regular identification.
Students who do not meet qualifying expectations may requalify for the gifted and talented identification process after one school year or initiate the appeal process. Parents or guardians may submit an appeal for non-qualified students within seven days that the results are sent home. The gifted and talented coordinator, superintendent, and campus selection committee, will review the data automatically and use professional judgment to determine which of these students will benefit from the program.
Furloughs are given to gifted and talented students who must exit the PAL program for a short period of time. To receive a furlough, the parent/guardian must meet with the campus selection committee to discuss reasons why the student requires the furlough. The gifted and talented coordinator and campus selection committee will determine if a furlough is in best interest of the student.
Exiting the PAL Program
Exiting the program is possible for students who no longer desire to be in the PAL program. However, once exited, a student may not reenter the program without having to go through the Identification Process, as described above, from beginning to end. To receive a valid exit from the program, the parent/guardian must meet with the campus selection committee to discuss reasons for exit.