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Gifted and Talented

Vilonia School District offers a comprehensive gifted and talented program for students in grades K-12.  Grades K-2 learn in weekly whole-group enrichment with a certified gifted specialist. The Primary Education Thinking Skills (PETS) Program forms the basis for this curriculum, using logic, analysis, elaboration, invention, visual and spatial perception, and evaluative thinking.  

Referrals are taken from teachers, parents, students, etc. for consideration  at any time after a student enters school for the pull-out gifted program in grades 3-4. After the identification process, students who are placed attend CLUE (Creative Learning in a Unique Environment) class for a minimum of 150 minutes per week with the gifted specialist on their campus.  

When identified gifted students enter grades 5-12, a variety of pre-AP, AP, concurrent college, and seminar courses are offered. Student progress continues to be monitored as the identified students advance through the grades.  

Any questions about our gifted program may be directed to Karen Millsap, Gifted and Talented Coordinator/Specialist.  


Karen Millsap Gifted and Talented Coordinator/Specialist

karen.millsap@viloniaschools.org