The Sioux Falls Gifted Program is designed to respond to the needs and special characteristics of gifted students by providing the opportunity for them to pursue and develop their potential for excellence. Students participate in an academic pull-out program that follows a curriculum designed to develop collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving. The curriculum focuses on STEAM units designed to specifically challenge the gifted learner. This program serves identified gifted students according to the Sioux Falls School District guidelines.
The purpose of the assessment and identification process is to find those students who, because of their unique abilities, are in need of differentiated educational opportunities not currently part of their regular curriculum. Identification for the SFSD Gifted Program uses a matrix that incorporates standardized test data to identify students. Identification can be initiated by parents, guardians, teachers, principals, or stud