Gifted Services
Intellectually gifted children and youth are those who perform at or have the potential to perform at high levels in academic or creative fields when compared to others of their age, experience, or environment.

The Choctaw County School System would like to inform all stakeholders that services are provided for intellectually and creatively gifted students. The Choctaw County School System realizes that gifted students are unique and have special needs and interests. Because of these needs, a gifted program has been established to serve the intellectually and creatively gifted. 

A differentiated curriculum is provided to challenge the students to reach their highest potentials. The program enables gifted students to make positive and beneficial contributions to their community and society both now and in the future.
Eligibility and Dismissal in Schools

Determination of eligibility for special education services is a multistage process that should answer three questions:
  1. Is there a disability?
  2. If so, is there an adverse effect on educational performance resulting from the disability?
  3. If so, are specially designed instruction and/or related services and supports needed to help the student make progress in the general education curriculum?
Key Issues

Dismissal Versus Continued Eligibility
The goal of public school speech-language pathology services is to re-mediate or improve a student's communication disorder such that it does not interfere with or deter academic achievement and functional performance.

The goals of speech-language services are as follows:
  • to determine if the student's communication disorder is adversely effecting academic achievement and functional performance;
  • to provide intervention for those communication disorders that are adversely effecting academic achievement and functional performance, specifying goals leading to specific criteria for dismissal;
  • to dismiss the student from speech-language pathology services once the criteria for eligibility are no longer met.New Paragraph