HOW DO I ADVOCATE FOR MY CHILD?
As a parent, you are the most important teacher your child will ever have! Nurture his or her abilities and talents without pushing too hard. Remember that he or she is still a child, and needs time for playing, socializing with friends, and "just being a kid." It is always going to be your job to ensure your student’s needs are being met and to enrich his or her education outside of school. Your child's education is a partnership between you, your child, and your child's teacher. If you feel your child’s needs are not being met during the school day you may want to take action. Click on the links below for advocacy advice:
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South Kitsap School District
Highly capable services at SKSD include a variety of options per grade level. All services emphasize higher order thinking skills. A wide range of instructional strategies are utilized to ensure that the diverse learning needs/styles are met for all students. For detailed information about testing, programs, and general characteristics of highly capable students, visit the Highly Capable Services Program page of the SKSD website: SKSD Highly Capable Students Program
American Association for Gifted Children
Hoagies' Gifted Education Page
Gifted Development Center
National Association for Gifted Children
National Research Center on Gifted and Talented
SENG - Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted
Hollingworth Center for Highly Gifted Children
WA Association of Educators of the Talented and Gifted (WAETAG)
Northwest Gifted Child Association (NWGCA)
State regulations for Highly Capable Services
Talent Search and Development
Washington Search for Young Scholars
Center for Talented Youth CTY Johns Hopkins University
Center for Gifted Education Northwestern University
Counsel for Exceptional Children - Talented and Gifted (CEC-TAG)
California Gifted Child Association
Washington Coalition for Gifted Education (has paid lobbyist)
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