Included with this memorandum are forms and instructions for preparing the 2000-2001 Application for Program Approval for Gifted/Talented Education. Suggestions submitted to the Office of Gifted and Talented have been taken into consideration in order to continue to make reporting of information easier and more relevant. The time it takes districts to complete this packet is appreciated. The necessary information provides a comprehensive description of gifted programs statewide, therefore aiding the ADE in assisting districts in providing appropriate and challenging educational opportunities for gifted/talented students throughout the state. This comprehensive description continues to assist the Office of Gifted/Talented in providing information on education results, developments, and achievements in the field of gifted education to all interested parties, both inside and outside the state.
The total packet must be completed and returned, as all requested information is necessary to provide adequate evidence for program approval. One copy of the application should be sent to the Office of Gifted and Talented, Room 203B, Education Building, #4 Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201, on or before October 16, 2000. Be sure to retain a copy for district files.