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Gifted & Talented


Simpson County Gifted/Talented Education

Gifted and Talented students are a category of exceptional students who are identified as possessing demonstrated or potential ability to perform at an exceptionally high level in general intellectual aptitude, specific academic aptitude, creative or divergent thinking, leadership skills and/or visual or performing arts. The goal of the Simpson County Schools’ gifted and talented education program is to educate and develop each identified student to his or her full potential. The identification of strengths and abilities that represent that potential and provision of services designed to build upon those strengths are essential. Students shall be identified in the areas of 1) general intellectual ability, 2) specific academic aptitude, 3) creativity, 4) visual and performing arts, and 5) leadership through the use of a talent pool in the primary grades and formal identification beyond primary.

Gifted and talented services are designed to differentiate, replace, supplement or modify curricula to facilitate high-level attainment of the learning goals established in 704 KAR 3:285 and to assist students identified as gifted and talented to develop their individual interests, needs, and abilities. These services shall be delivered through multiple service delivery options, with no single option existing alone at any grade level. The classroom teacher with the assistance of the school’s gifted and talented coordinators will determine, plan, and provide services for the needs of each identified child.

District GT Coordinator: Jennifer Sheffield

Elementary Resource Coordinator: Dianne Wade

Middle School Resource Coordinator: Justin Mitchell

4th & 5th-grade students at Edge Academy


Edge Academy students


FSMS gifted students attend a presentation and interview session with U.S. Senator Tim Scott from South Carolina at the McConnell Center in Louisville 


Simpson Elementary Primary Talent Pool students compete in the regional STLP competition at WKU


LES math enrichment students learn about volume by studying water displacement and designing furniture on Tinkercad.

LES math enrichment students learn about volume by studying water displacement and designing furniture on Tinkercad.