Montana's constitution states that the people of Montana seek to "establish a system of education which will develop the full educational potential of each person." To assist Montana school districts and families, the OPI provides guidance, structure, and resources to support, build, and revise a program of services to consistently identify and meet the needs of high ability/high potential students, enabling each to meet his/her full potential.
New Legislation and Resources
Please see the new legislation regarding Gifted Education in Montana - MCA 20-7-902. Please see our Programming page for more information and resources.
Download Montana's Gifted Education Planning Guide for detailed guidance in creating a program that best fits your district.
Visit the Gifted Education Training Site for more information and resources, including program planning, identification, characteristics of gifted learners, differentiation strategies following the MTSS framework, along with other resources to support our gifted students and educators.
Please see the Gifted and Talented Funding Flier for ways to use both the Gifted and Talented Grant and Title IV-A funding.
We're here to help. Contact us.
Sara Kendrick, Program Specialist, 406-444-0688