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“To repeat what others have said, requires education; to challenge it, requires brains.”

 – Mary Pettibone Poole

“You cannot solve a problem from the frame of mind that created the problem in the first place.”

 – Albert Einstein

“If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems. And that’s a big mistake.”

– F. Wikzek

Parents & Teachers

Referral Form

Identification Process


Mrs. Erin Lieblong

GT & AP Coordinator


Mrs. Carolyn Rook

GT Teacher


Unlocking Doors to Endless Opportunities

                   Our Philosophy

The philosophy of the program for gifted and talented students in Harrison School District is that each student has the right to attain to the fullest of his or her potential in any or all areas in which he or she shows aptitude.  Talented and gifted students shall be afforded the opportunity to associate with both age and intellectual peers. The program shall provide opportunities for the development of higher levels of creative and critical thinking, reasoning, self-directed investigation, and effective awareness.  

This program shall be an integral part of the total curriculum.

                   OUR GOALS

*To provide students with a learning environment conducive to divergent thinking, production, and the development of reasoning abilities

*To provide students with a learning environment which encourages original thoughts, ideas, and solutions to problems

*To provide students with necessary tools and skill development for self-directed investigation

*To provide opportunities for student’s  social, emotional, and personal development

*To encourage interaction with age and intellectual peers

*To develop the student’s high levels of oral and written expression

* To provide effective learning as an integral part of the program

*To encourage innovative and rigorous curriculum development to meet intellectual needs of students