Gifted Education

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    Summer 2019

    Summer Engineering Camp for Students Entering Grades 4-6 in the Fall

    Students entering 4-6 this fall are invited to join us for an exciting Engineering Camp this summer: "Engineering - By Land and By Sea"! Engineers will explore multiple sources of power and force; designing and creating machines and systems to work on land and in the water, while utilizing the basic properties of physics and using everyday materials. This workshop will take place July 8-12, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. daily at Rosemont Ridge Middle School in West Linn. The registration fee is $165.00 for the week. Please contact Julie Lane at for additional registration information. (Credit card payments may be made online at:




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    The education of gifted children in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District is a vibrant, constantly improving educational initiative that works to provide a quality education for all our identified gifted students. The district recognizes the importance of differentiated learning experiences for gifted learners and acknowledges the value of integration within the regular program.


    The heart of Gifted Education is seen in:

    • Challenging classroom-based instruction characterized by differentiated instruction
    • Flexible skill-based groupings
    • Complex integrated problem solving challenges
    • Individually designed inquiry-based research projects designed to fit the academic rate and level of each student
    • Additional activities and enrichment opportunities to enhance the classroom program


    Gifted Education policies and procedures throughout Oregon are governed by the Department of Education through Administrative Rules.  The Administrative Rules direct school districts to provide systematic, appropriate identification of gifted learners and to provide instruction appropriate to the learners' level and rate of learning. 

    The West Linn-Wilsonville School District recognizes the two state defined areas of giftedness (intellectually gifted, academically talented in reading and/or math).  Formal identification of a gifted learner may include:

    • Referral of a child for identification by a teacher, parent, or specialist (at any time)
    • Identification of giftedness at any and all grade levels
    • Identification after consideration of data reflecting a variety of factors - may include but is not limited to - test scores, teacher referrals, parent referrals and examples of student work
    • A system of periodic evaluation of students for identification
    No single test, measure or score will be used as the sole criteria for an identification; the  process may take as few as six weeks or up to several years to complete.
    For additional information regarding our district's program and processes, please check out our district Gifted Education Handbook.

    Questions regarding a child's gifted learner identification should first be directed to the child's teacher or building Gifted Education Coordinator.  You may also contact Julie Lane, Gifted Education Coordinator via email or at (503) 673-7024 for more information regarding the district's gifted education program.