Gifted Education in Montana Rule and Law

In the School Laws of Montana, §20-7-901, Montana Code Annotated (MCA), high ability/high potential students are defined as children with capabilities that "require differentiated educational programs beyond those normally offered in public schools in order to fully achieve their potential contribution to self and society." Montana's Standards of Accreditation, require each school district to provide educational services to high ability/high potential students commensurate with their needs as outlined in a comprehensive district framework for gifted education- Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) 10.55.804.


Additional Resources

Montana Code Annotated (§20-7-901 through 904 MCA)

Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM 10.55.804)

Framework for GT Plans

Serving Montana's High Ability/High Potential Students (Planning Guide and Strategies)


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