In accordance with the Ellsworth School Department philosophy and vision statement, the Gifted and Talented program is designed to identify and serve students who exceed or have the potential to exceed the standards beyond their same age peers in the areas of English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Visual Arts and/or Music. In alignment with the guidelines provided by the Maine Department of Education, these students will receive a differentiated educational experience in order to realize their exceptional abilities.

Students in grades 9-12 will receive appropriate levels of challenge within the classroom setting as well as support and advisory time from the Teacher of the Gifted and Talented Program. Each year’s courses will vary according to student need and school scheduling.