Karen Barton

Gifted Teacher

(334) 683-6741   ext. 25113

Gifted Education Notice

Gifted students are those who perform at or who have demonstrated the potential to perform at high levels in academic or creative fields when compared to others their age, experience, or environment.  These students require services not ordinarily provided by the regular school program. Students possessing these abilities can by found in all populations, across all economic strata, and in all areas of human endeavor.

Teachers, counselors, administrators, parents or guardians, peers, self, a or any other individual with knowledge of the student's abilities may refer a student. Additionally, all second grade students will be observed as potential gifted referrals using a gifted behavior checklist.

For each student referred, information is gathered in the areas of Aptitude, Characteristics, and Performance. The information is entered on a matrix where points are assigned according to established criteria. The total number of points earned determines if the student qualifies for gifted services. 

Contact your student's teacher or the school counselor to refer a student for consideration for gifted services.

SERVICE DELIVERY OPTIONS

Gifted students may receive services through a variety of delivery options depending on the grade of the student and the resources available to the Perry County School System.  Services provided at different campuses are comparable in quality and duration.

  Grades K-2

·         Consultative services from the gifted specialist provided in the regular classroom setting

Grades 3-6

·         Traditional pullout services 3 hours per week

Grades 7-12

  • Advanced core curriculum class provided by qualified regular educators.
  • Counseling services for college and career preparation.
  • Electives

 Grades 10-12

Dual Enrollment and Dual Enrollment Credit through Wallace Community College, Shelton State Community College, the University of Alabama, and various other colleges

Staff

Bio

Hello,

I am Karen Barton. I am very thankful to be involved in education for over 35 years. What a blessing! I love spending time learning with and from students.

I am honored to serve as Perry County's gifted specialist. I have the privilege of working with children, parents, teachers, and administrators across the district to support the unique needs of gifted learners. 

Judson College - B.S. in Elementary Education

The University of Montevallo - M.Ed in Elementary Education

The University of Alabama - Certification in Gifted Education

 

Links

Meeting the Needs of Gifted Children
PARENTS
https://alabamagifted.wordpress.com/parents/

TEACHERS
https://alabamagifted.wordpress.com/teachers/

ADMINISTRATORS
https://alabamagifted.wordpress.com/administrators/

COMMUNITY PARTNERS
https://alabamagifted.wordpress.com/community-stakeholders/

RESOURCES
https://alabamagifted.wordpress.com/resources/

GIFTED PROGRAM RATIONALE
https://alabamagifted.wordpress.com/gifted-program-rationale/

DEFINITION OF GIFTEDNESS
https://alabamagifted.wordpress.com/definition-of-giftedness/

IDENTIFICATION
https://alabamagifted.wordpress.com/identification/

PROGRAM GOALS
https://alabamagifted.wordpress.com/program-goals/

CURRICULUM
https://alabamagifted.wordpress.com/curriculum/