Gifted & Talented Education

Amy Wingard
GT Facilitator & Third Grade GT Teacher
(405) 354-6608 ext. 1077

Yukon Public Schools is committed to providing opportunities that support the full development of the intellectual, academic, creative, leadership, and visual arts/ performing arts abilities of our students. We are committed to offering programming options that support a differentiated learning environment for students who have been identified as gifted and talented according to the guidelines set forth by the Oklahoma State Department of Education.


To identify, encourage, and respond to the diverse needs of students identified as intellectually gifted by facilitating and/or providing differentiated curriculum and instruction of significant depth and complexity.

To identify, encourage, and respond to the diverse needs of students identified as possessing a unique talent or ability by providing special courses and opportunities to further cultivate their ability and avenues through which they can display/share their talents with the greater community.

To provide gifted and talented students with challenges and methods appropriate to their ability as they assume responsibility for their own learning and to ultimately become productive citizens and lifelong learners.


  • Develop high-level thinking skills, creative thinking skills, problem-solving skills, and decision-making skills.
  • Strengthen communication skills.
  • Expand students' interests and strengths through research.
  • Promote self-esteem, self-direction, leadership skills and group dynamics.
  • Provide an environment conducive to the development of autonomous learning.
  • Provide an environment conducive to the development of talent and creative ability.
  • Develop an appreciation and understanding of different cultures, environment, values, thoughts, and philosophies.

If you would like to refer a student for testing, please complete the parent permission form/survey and return to the gifted specialist at your child's school. For general information regarding our Gifted and Talented program, please read the attached brochure.

Helpful Links

Oklahoma State Department of Gifted and Talented Education

Oklahoma Association of Gifted, Creative, and Talented

National Association of Gifted Education