Gifted Services are available for students that have gone through the eligibility process, and have been found to meet the qualifications and require further enrichment beyond the general education classroom. Gifted is a one day per week pull out program. The students are in their gifted classroom with other gifted peers for the majority of the day. This year gifted is being held Mondays for grades K-3 & Tuesdays for grades 4-5.
Areas we will be working on are; Language Arts, Math & Logic, Creative & Critical Thinking, Research & Questioning, Products & Performances, and Social Emotional Lessons.
Another program offered is the talent development program. The Talent Development Program in Pinellas County Schools provides differentiated enrichment for students who have shown above-average abilities and talents but who are not currently identified as gifted and attend a school with a Talent Development Program. At Ponce de Leon, Talent Development groups are pulled by grade levels and occur every other Friday in 45 minutes pull out groups. Talent development is focused on STEM based challenge activities and the engineering design process.