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Savannah, GA 31410

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Derrick Butler

Hours: Bell Times
Grades: 9th - 12th

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 Gifted Education at Islands High School

Islands High School is proud to offer a variety of accelerated, honors and Advanced Placement courses in all content areas. The aim of the program for the gifted in Savannah-Chatham County is to provide an extension of learning opportunities through the development of student potential and self-esteem by offering enrichment and acceleration in the content areas, as well as unique areas of interest. Gifted education services are designed to provide challenging opportunities within a student’s area of giftedness. The rationale of the program for the gifted is to ensure that each student receives educational experiences appropriate to his/her individual abilities, interests and learning styles. Unique needs of gifted students are respected and enhanced through a differentiated curriculum of more advanced, more sophisticated content, process and product that seeks to challenge students to become lifelong learners and producers within society.

 Referrals for Evaluation

Referrals of potential gifted students enrolled in Savannah-Chatham Public Schools are made by classroom teachers, counselors, administrators, parents, staff or any responsible person who has knowledge of a student’s intellectual functioning. Two types of referrals may be made: Automatic – The automatic referral process provides all students in grades K-12 who score at or above the 90th national age percentile on the composite or total mathematics or total reading of a standardized achievement test is immediately referred for further testing. Reported – A referral made by a classroom teacher, counselor, administrator, parent, self or any reliable person who is knowledgeable of a student’s ability may be referred through the reported process.


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