Gifted and Talented

Gifted and Talented contact:         Lisa Petrie  270-265-2436 ext. 1130
                                                         TCBOE 205 Airport Road  
Elkton, KY 42220

 Welcome to the Todd County School District Gifted and Talented Website!  
Our Gifted and Talented (GT) Program services students in 4th-12th grades who have been formally identified in the areas of General Intellectual, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Creativity, Leadership, or Visual/Performing Arts which include Art, Music, Drama, and Dance. Primary students who exhibit potential for giftedness in these areas are serviced through our Primary Talent Pool (PTP). Administrators, guidance counselors, teachers, and GT teachers all work together to meet the creative, intellectual, academic, social, and emotional needs of our gifted learners in accordance with 704 KAR 3:285. We continuously strive to provide our students with opportunities to think critically and creatively, problem solve, lead their peers, and practice the essential skills that are necessary to succeed in the 21st century. These essential skills include:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Creative Thinking
  • Collaborating
  • Communicating
  • Information Literacy
  • Media Literacy
  • Technology Literacy
  • Flexibility
  • Initiative
  • Social Skills
  • Productivity
  • Leadership

We support, develop, and implement policies and practices that encourage 21st century skills and respond to the diverse gifts and talents in learners from all cultures, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and socioeconomic groups.  Todd County Schools' Gifted and Talented team supports and engages in research and professional development, community outreach, advocacy, communication, and collaboration with all stakeholders to improve the quality of education for all learners.  By nurturing potential through challenging, meaningful and respectful learning experiences, we support creative producers, responsible problem solvers and autonomous learners in a global community.

 What is a Gifted Student?

"Gifted and talented children” means those persons between the ages of four and 21 whose abilities, talents, and potential for accomplishment are so exceptional or developmentally advanced that they require special provisions to meet their educational needs. Gifted and talented students are capable of high performance, exceptional production, or exceptional learning behavior by virtue of any or a combination of these areas:

  • General or specific intellectual abilities
  • Specific academic aptitude 
  • Creative or productive thinking 
  • Leadership and human relations ability 
  • Visual arts, performing arts, spatial or musical abilities 
  • Psychomotor abilities
What should we learn today?
Language Arts
Social Studies
Arts and Humanities
Award Winning Books
Journal Topics
To refer a student in Grades K-3, please click on the   link below and fill out the sections (all subjects) that best apply:
PTP LA only
PTP Math only
To refer a student in Grades 3-12, please click on each area and complete the form for the student
Language Arts
Social Studies
Student responses:
Seventh grade GT students were given information about the Duke TIP program early  in September.  If you would like to learn more about this program, check out the Duke TIP site here:
Art Projects
Origami Box
Hand Line Design
Landscape Drawing
Painting Tricks

Center for Gifted Students - WKU

Located on the Western Kentucky University campus in Bowling Green, Kentucky, The Center for Gifted Studies has been serving children who are gifted and talented, their educators, and their parents for more than thirty-five years. The Center provides exciting educational opportunities for gifted young people, rigorous professional development for teachers, and support for parents of gifted young people. Under the direction of Dr. Julia Roberts, The Center has become one of the preeminent advocates for gifted education in the United States.

Click here for more info



The Kentucky Association for Gifted Education (KAGE), officially organized in 1979, is a non-profit volunteer group of parents, teachers, administrators, other educators, and all citizens interested in promoting appropriate educational opportunities for gifted and talented youth in Kentucky.
FAQ about Gifted and Talented
US Presidents Workbook
Learn about the Presidents - Older book so a few of the latest presidents may not be included.
ART Coloring Book
Look up the painting before coloring and read information about each artwork.
Caldecott Books
Check out the list of Caldecott books you can go read on the academic team page. 
Click here to go to the page.