Self-Contained Gifted Program

  • The self-contained Gifted Program is designed for highly gifted students who need further academic challenge beyond that which is provided in the traditional classroom and/or in the pull-out GT program. 
    Students who qualify for the district's pull-out GT program are eligible to apply for the self-contained program. Self-contained teachers address the traditional grade level curriculum, and students are presented with skills at their appropriate readiness level and are expected to learn concept-based curriculum at a much greater depth of understanding. Affective (social/emotional) issues that pertain to gifted students (ex, perfectionism and/or underachievement) are also addressed in the self-contained programs. Due to the rigor of the self-contained program, students are considered for placement based on both their qualification for the GT Program and the recommendations of their classroom teacher and their GT facilitator.

    Middle School *Update*

    We are excited to announce that starting in the fall of 2018, we will be offering the same quality Gifted & Talented courses at all nine of our middle schools! This means that all students will be able to attend their home school, and we will not be offering a “self-contained” middle school lottery option.

    If you currently have a student at one of the three middle school “self-contained” sites, and you would like your students to continue there, please reach out to that campus. In-district transfers will be offered by each campus, dependent on the space available. 

    We are working to build West Ada School District as the premier district in Idaho. 

    Openings for 2018-19

    The online application period for the 2018-19 school year closed on Friday, February 23rd. 


GT Nomination Form

  • To nominate your student for the GT program, please fill out the following form: GT Nomination Form

Online GT Application for the 2018-19 School Year

  • Gifted & Talented Application:

    Thank you so much for your interest in the gifted and talented lottery for the self-contained elementary classrooms.
    The regular application process is now closed. 
    However, you may apply for a wait-list.

    Wait-list Application For 2018-19 School Year
     Wait-list For Gifted & Talented Application

    Application Lottery: 

    The lottery draw, if needed, is held on Wednesday, March 7, 2018

    Results for all students are sent out by the end of the day on Friday, March 23, 2018