Gifted and Talented Education

  • King Science Technology Middle School aims to provide a rigorous academic experience that is based on research and best practices and enables all students to achieve their highest potential.

    Our Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Program at KSTM is based on the Omaha Public Schools “Best Practices”. We want to support your high ability learner. We will be making sure our courses are differentiated. We will support staff through collaboration and professional development and by planning and providing opportunities for your child.



  • The goal of the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program is to identify gifted and exceptionally talented students within the Omaha Public Schools, nurture their social/emotional development and enhance their curriculum experience so these unique individuals may reach their fullest potential.  At KSTM the program is designed to address student needs through a combination of the following methods:

          o  Classroom Differentiation
          o  Honors and Advanced Classes
          o  Contest/Competitions
          o  Enrichment Activities and Clubs


  • The Omaha Public Schools’ method of identifying gifted and talented students is modeled after the NAGC (National Association of Gifted Children).  Identification includes performance at 130 or above on IQ assessments and 95% or above on any sub-tests of the California Achievement Tests.  

    Selection for the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program at King Science Magnet can also be determined by a student’s performance in certain courses.  Identification encompasses the following five areas: Intellectual, Academic, Creative, Leadership, and Visual/Performing Arts. Middle school is an opportunity for students to self-select areas that allow them to explore and capitalize on their strengths, display their talents, and excel. Whether it is found in their coursework, a competition, a contest, or an extracurricular activity, a student’s giftedness and/or talents can blossom and develop at King Science Middle School.

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