Gifted & Talented Education Requirements


Gifted Education in Montana Rule and Law

In the School Laws of Montana, MCAA 20-7-901, 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 School Accreditation Standards 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.


Additional Resources

Montana State Law (MCA 20-7-901 through 904)

Montana Administrative Rule (ARM 10.55.804)

Framework for GT Plans

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


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