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Gifted and Talented

How are the gifted and talented identified?

Gifted students in our Campbell County Schools are identified through their outstanding intellectual capabilities, academic aptitudes, creative abilities, leadership abilities and or visual and performing arts abilities. Students in the third grade are administered the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) during the month of February.  The CogAt is an assessment that tests for general intellect.  A combination of testing and documentation is required for placement into the gifted and talented program.  The Campbell County Schools Gifted and Talented Handbook (link on the right) provides more information regarding the program.

A combination of assessments is used to determine placement in the Primary Academic Talent Pool (Kindergarten through grade three).

Formal identification of students in grades four and five includes a combination of formal and informal measures, specific to the five categories of giftedness.

Dreamfest - Gifted Event 2012

at Northern Kentucky University

Sponsored by NKAGE (Northern KY Association for Gifted Education)

Photo Story student created video - created by 2 Primary Talent Pool Students

Cline Elementary


February 2015

At the elementary level, identified students in grades four and five attend the annual DreamFest held at Northern Kentucky University each spring.  This program is sponsored by NKAGE (Northern Kentucky Association of Gifted Education) and Northern Kentucky University.  Students in the primary pool and identified students in grades four and five receive differentiated instruction in their classrooms.  Each of our elementary schools in Campbell County have at least one teacher who is certified in Gifted and Talented Education.

For current learning experiences and opportunities please see our list of upcoming events:

NKU's Workshop for Families and Students 



2016 Summer Activities for Gifted Students