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Gifted & Talented

St. John the Baptist Parish Public Schools offers services for Academically Gifted and Talented students in grades K-12. Students are screened by the School Building Level Committee (SBLC) and recommended for evaluation if they meet the required criteria. Upon completion of the evaluation, a committee (which includes the parent or guardian) will then develop an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for the identified eligible student.


Academically Gifted students are offered enrichment services to develop critical thinking, problem solving, and student specific areas of growths as determined by the IEP.


The Talented Program provides enrichment for students to further their artistic abilities in three different areas: Theater, Visual Arts, and Music. Students may qualify for one or more of the areas, and will receive instruction, which will enhance their educational program through concentrated exposure to the arts. For any concerns regarding your child's programming, please contact your child's special education teacher and/or school administrators.


Initial Screening Process:

Referral to School Building Level Committee (SBLC) Chairperson at Child's School