Gifted and Advanced Learners
Gifted and Advanced Learners

Did You Know?

K-8 school year 2019-2020 Goals: 

  • 100% of currently identified Gifted or Advanced students will have an Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) by the end of Quarter 1. 

  • 100% of newly identified Gifted and Advanced students in SY 19-20 will have an ILP by the end of the school year. 

ILPs (Individual Learning Plans): 

  • Individual Learning Plans are developed to guide the acceleration of students that are identified as Advanced or Gifted.

  • The ILP lays out a plan, unique to each student to guide their learning in the classroom.

Professional Development (P.D.) for teachers and staff: 

  • This past year, all Mount Washington School teachers participated in PD to support the development of ILPs.

  • Members of the school’s GAL Committee have participated in monthly GAL workshops throughout the past school year. 

Parent Feedback Sessions

Session #1:  GAL program information and goals

  • Date:  October 3rd at 8:30 am in UB Library   

  • Goal:  Provide parents with information on the School’s GAL Program

Session #2:  Parent feedback session

  • Date:  Early December (Date to be determined). 

  • Goal:  Provide information on the identification process for GAL and updates on school goals.   

Session #3:  Yearly review

  • Date:  Late May (Date to be determined)

  • Goal:  Parent feedback and a review of future goals for the 2020-2021 school year. 

BCPS GAL/ CTY "Get to Know Gifted" events


Session #1:  The Challenge of Underchallenged Students

Summary:  5 tips and tools to help families support their children outside of the school day.  

Day/ time:  Oct. 23, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. 

Location:  Armistead Gardens Elementary/ Middle School


Session #2:  The Importance of Failure in the Learning Process

Summary:  Discussion of how adults can help children see failure as a chance to grow.  (Includes a pull-out for children.)

Day/ time:  Dec. 13, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. 

Location:  Commodore John Rodgers Elementary/ Middle School


Session #3:  Affordable Activities

Summary:  Hand-on session where children and adults can experience science experiments you can try at home for little or no cost.  

Day/ time: Feb. 6, 2020 from 6-8 p.m. 

Location:  Gwynns Falls Elementary School


Session #4:  The Social-Emotional Side of Learning

Summary:  Examination of common characteristics of advanced an twice exceptional children. (Includes a pull-out for children.)

Day/ time:  April 22, 2020 from 6-8 p.m. 

Location:  Thomas Johnson Elementary/ Middle School

Family Resources