Hackett Public School is now accepting nominations for testing for possible placement in the Gifted and Talented Program. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, April 26, 2013. Although a student may be nominated at any time during the school year, only those nominations received by the deadline can be accepted for spring testing. Any person may nominate any student in grades 2 through 11 for testing.

Hackett Schools uses a variety of evaluation tools that measure creative ability, motivation, and academic ability. A combination of both subjective and objective data will be gathered on each nominee to determine if placement in Hackett’s G/T program is in the best interest of the student. The GT Coordinator places that gathered data on a summary sheet that is reviewed by the identification committee. The identification committee then selects students using a blind method, which gives the committee no personal data except grade and age. Those who qualify may be placed in the program at the beginning of the next semester. Those who are not selected may be renominated for the next testing period.

As with all schools, Hackett’s G/T program is monitored by the state department of education and meets all state requirements. Focusing on a number of skills ranging from critical thinking to personal growth, students are guided into a variety of program options based on the needs of the individual student.

Nomination forms may be obtained by contacting the office of either the Hackett Elementary School or the Hackett High School. School numbers are 638-7003 for the high school or 638-8606 for the elementary.