Gifted and Talented

Elementary GT students working with Breathitt County Library and Juniper Health March 2020 Gifted students learning sign language Gifted students learning sign language

Elizabeth Minix
Elizabeth Minix
Hearing Impaired Teacher


Kentucky offers gifted education services for identified students across all grade levels. Primary students are screened and selected as high potential learners and students in grades 4 -12 are formally identified for services in one or more of the following areas:

  • general intellectual aptitude
  • specific academic aptitude
  • creative or divergent thinking
  • psychosocial or leadership skills
  • visual or performing arts

The Primary Talent Pool (PTP) is for students in grades K -3.  Gifted and Talented Educational Program (GATE) is for students in grades 4 - 12.