Instruction and Support Services

Walton-Verona Independent School District is committed to providing appropriate education for each individual child. The general instructional program is designed for a large cross-section of students. Instructional Support Services address specific learning, physical, emotional, and developmental challenges that interfere with a student's educational progress and achievement.

Gifted and Talented Program
The Walton-Verona School District offers a comprehensive program for gifted and talented students at both the elementary and secondary levels.

According to 704 KAR 3:285, state regulations for gifted and talented programs, a gifted and/or talented child is one who is identified as possessing demonstrated or potential ability to perform at an exceptionally high level in one or more of the following areas-

General Intellectual Aptitude
Specific Academic Aptitude
Creative or Divergent Thinking
Psychosocial or Leadership Skills
Visual or Performing Arts
This administrative regulation establishes the requirements for programs for gifted and talented students’ primary – grade 12. The Primary Talent Pool is for highly capable students currently enrolled in the primary grades. Once students are selected for the PTP, they are in PTP until the end of their third grade year.  Service options are evaluated annually based on student progress data and classroom performance. Service may include pull-out, cluster grouping and/or differentiation of classroom lessons and assignments to provide enrichment and differentiated opportunities (on an as-needed basis) to the selected students  

Beginning in 4th grade, students may be formally identified as gifted in one or more of the five areas of giftedness. Once students are formally identified they are identified until the end of their 12th grade year. The screening process begins at the end of third grade, with formal identification and placement taking place beginning in fourth grade.

Students who qualify for Gifted Educational services will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of services offered by the Gifted and Talented Department at Walton-Verona Independent Schools. Parents and students are surveyed annually and Gifted Student Service Plans are developed to meet individual needs.

Director of Instruction and Support Services
Michelle Gregg
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District Digital Learning Coach
Tracy Bazsika
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Gifted and Talented Teacher
Aaron Linville
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