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Grande Prairie Public School Division
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Gifted Programming

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The Grande Prairie Public School District offers programming for students who, by virtue of advanced cognitive abilities and heightened intensity, require a supportive learning environment and effective programming options to meet their diverse needs.

The Gifted Education Program offers support for our gifted students in several ways:

  • Screening and assessment of potentially gifted children.

  • A District pull-in program for students to meet and work with like-minded students in exploring their areas of passion.

  • Consultation and support to teachers and instructional coaches in meeting the learning needs of gifted students in the regular classroom.

  • Professional Development opportunities for teachers and parents in understanding the unique learning and social emotional needs of gifted learners.

Alberta Education provides information on gifted programming in its Handbook for Parents of Children Who are Gifted and Talented, written in conjunction with the Alberta Association for Bright Children in 2004. It can be accessed electronically at:

Further questions can be addressed to:

Susan Picard, Coordinator 
GPPSD Gifted Education Program
P: 780-539-0333 ext. 1968  |  E: