Gifted Education

FSA Gifted Program

FULTON SCIENCE ACADEMY PRIVATE SCHOOLThe gifted program at Fulton Science Academy Private School is designed to challenge and meet the needs of our advanced and creative student body.  Gifted classes are available to both elementary and middle grade students, with a curriculum designed to foster the growth of students both intellectually and socially.  In recognizing each student’s specific skills, interests, and needs, the faculty of FSAPS strives to guide these students towards recognizing their full potential.

Students that come to FSAPS and are currently enrolled in an equivalent gifted program will be placed into the appropriate gifted classes upon enrollment.

All students will be screened for the FSAPS gifted program in October following the first quarter report card.   Utilizing the nationally normed Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) and/or IOWA Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) tests, students that score in the 90th percentile in reading, language arts, mathematics, science, or social studies will be further tested for gifted eligibility provided they have an average of or above 90% in the corresponding course(s).

If a student meets the initial eligibility criteria, they will be given the Cognitive Abilities (CogAT) Test, a nationally normed exam determining a student’s mental ability.  If a student scores in or above the 96th percentile they will be placed in the gifted program and scheduled for gifted classes according to their performance in each subject area.  If a student does not meet the previous criteria, another test, the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (TTCT), will be administered gauging a student’s creative ability.  Upon receiving a score in or above the 90th percentile, percentile they will be placed in the gifted program and scheduled for gifted