The Lake Mills Area School District believes that all students have unique gifts and talents, the ability to learn and achieve, and should be provided opportunities for optimal development. We believe that our most talented students possess measurable, qualitatively different charecteristics in one or more of five areas: general intellectual ability, creativity, leadership, artistic ability and academic aptitude. The Lake Mills Area School District chooses to adopt the language of Talent Development instead of the more prevalent language of Gifted and Talented. In doing so, we hope to advance a support system that is more inclusive and flexible than traditional gifted education approaches, while at the same time maintaining a commitment to promoting individualized learning experiences for our most talented students.
Talent Development Resource Guide
The Talent Development Resource Guide provides a comprehensive description of the Lake Mills Area School District Talent Development approach; including identification, approaches for supporting students, staff roles and responsibilities (including contact information), and resources regarding gifted education. Furthermore, the Talent Development Resource Guide is meant to provide staff and parents with information regarding the school district's goals and beliefs, as well as function as a resource for educators and families.
Please click on the link below to download the Talent Development Resource Guide.