Gifted Education


Gifted students are those students who demonstrate high levels of academic accomplishment or show exceptional academic potential beyond their age peers of similar experience or environment. These students need advanced and complex content that is paced and sequenced to respond to their intellectual curiosity, exceptional problem-solving abilities, and rapid acquisition and mastery of information.

The PWCS Gifted Education Program offers pull-out resource services in Kindergarten through 12th grade for students whose learning needs cannot be entirely met in the general education classroom setting.  

Gifted students typically have one of more of the following characteristics:

  • Curious, questioning attitude
  • Keen observer
  • Vivid imagination
  • Learns quickly
  • Sophisticated sense of humor
  • Exceptional memory
  • Sensitive to human issues, fairness, justice
  • Strong communication skills
  • Motivated to learn or develop a skill
  • Quick to learn a second language
  • Intense interests
  • Enjoys problem-solving


The gifted education identification process is ongoing throughout the school year. A student may be referred at any time by a parent, professional, Divisionwide screening tool, or self-referral. The process begins with the completion of a referral form below. Return your referral form to Wendy Sherbert, the gifted education resource teacher at Mountain View Elementary School. If you would like a printed copy of the referral form or if you have any questions about gifted services or would like more information, please contact Wendy Sherbert at

More information about the gifted identification process and gifted services can be found on the PWCS Gifted Education website.

Gifted referral form - English 

Gifted referral form – Spanish