Beveridge offers many academic courses and activities to enrich the curriculum established by the Omaha Public Schools. Our Gifted & Talented (GT) program is designed for students who wish to be challenged through academic competition, honors courses, special activities, and programs. We believe that all students need high expectations and challenges based on individual needs. Our classroom teachers use differentiated instruction in their lessons to meet the needs and interest of all levels of learners. Students are expected to develop self-discipline by meeting deadlines, asking questions, and acquiring organizational and study skills as they strive to become both independent and successful at the middle level and beyond.
The Omaha Public Schools’ method of identifying gifted and talented students is modeled after the NAGC (National Association of Gifted Children). Identification includes performance at 130 or above on IQ assessments and 95% or above on any sub-tests of the California Achievement Tests.
Selection for the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program at Beveridge Magnet can also be determined by a student’s performance in certain courses. Identification encompasses the following five areas: Intellectual, Academic, Creative, Leadership, and Visual/Performing Arts. Middle school is an opportunity for students to self-select areas that allow them to explore and capitalize on their strengths, display their talents, and excel. Whether it is found in their coursework, a competition, a contest, or an extracurricular activity, a student’s giftedness and/or talents can blossom and develop at Berveridge Magnet.
Services Begin (Quarter)
Services Begin (Date)
Referral & Recommendations Due Date
Monday Oct. 11, 2021
Friday, Sept. 24, 2021
Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022
Friday, Nov. 19, 2021
Monday, March 21, 2022
Friday, Feb. 4, 2022
2022-2023 School Year
Beginning of 2022-2023 School Year
Friday, May 13, 2022