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Welcome to Target!. Presented by Sandie Stegall. Our Mission. To prepare gifted students for an ever-changing global marketplace where innovation is key and where they must be self-reflective, goal-oriented problem-seekers and solvers.

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welcome to target

Welcome to Target!

Presented by


our mission
Our Mission

To prepare gifted students for an ever-changing global marketplace where innovation is key and where they must be self-reflective, goal-oriented problem-seekers and solvers.


The ALP Program is process-driven. Our ultimate goal is for students to meet the standards. The content and activities help us reach these goals.

how we get there
How We Get There

Concrete Abstract

Simple Complex

Product Process

Fewer Facets Multi Faceted

More Structured More Open

Guided Facilitated

target progress assessment
Target Progress Assessment

Aligns with the Gifted Standards

The elements increase in complexity across grade levels

Administered quarterly

gifted standards
Gifted Standards
  • Cognitive Growth
  • Affective Growth
cognitive growth
Cognitive Growth
  • Convergent Thinking
  • Divergent Thinking
  • Evaluative Thinking
  • Relationships/ Connections
convergent thinking
Convergent Thinking
  • Students will reason logically using induction, deduction, and abduction.
  • Examples: logic problems, algebraic reasoning, Hands-On Equations
divergent thinking
Divergent Thinking
  • Students will think creatively to generate innovative ideas, products, or solutions to problems.
    • Cognitive Components of Creativity: Fluency, Flexibility, Originality, and Elaboration
    • Affective Components of Creativity: Risk-taking, Complexity, Curiosity, and Imagination
  • Examples: brainstorming, transformations, creative problem solving
evaluative thinking
Evaluative Thinking
  • Students will evaluate and solve a variety of authentic problems.


  • Ranking and evaluating the quality of ideas for problem solving (evaluative thinking process)
  • Using and creating rubrics to assess work
relationships and connections
Relationships and Connections
  • Students will make relationships and connections among various topics and disciplines.
  • Examples: Researching real-world topics and making connections to other disciplines; reflecting on societal and/or environmental issues and developing potential solutions
affective growth standards
Affective Growth Standards
  • Self-Reflection
  • Respect for Others
  • Self-Directed Learner

“Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.”

Bill Nye

quarter focus attendance and comments
Quarter Focus, Attendance, and Comments

Quarter Focus: Reflects the current topic of study

Attendance: Students must attend 65% of classes each quarter to be assessed

Comments provide descriptive feedback of your child’s performance

annual review
Annual Review

Is completed at the end of the year and determines if gifted services are to be continued the following year

Continued eligibility with acceptable progress

a typical target day
A Typical Target Day
  • Cognitive and Affective lessons
  • Research, discussion, simulation, experimentation, problem-based learning
  • Algebraic thinking
  • Technology integration
  • Independent and collaborative
  • RESPECT for everyone
  • BRAVERY: willingness to take risks
  • EFFORT: always doing ones best
  • POSITIVE ATTITUDE at all times
  • RESPONSIBILITY for materials and homework
current topics of study
Current Topics of Study

Grade 1: P.A.C.E.

Grade 2: P.A.C.E. /Heart

Grade 3: Heart

Grades 4-5: Courage

Process Focused


prevailing practices
Prevailing Practices
  • Gifted students are not expected to make up missed regular classroom work or homework on scheduled Target day.
  • Target homework permitted on Target day.
resources for parents
Resources for Parents

Raisin’ Brains: Surviving My Smart Family, by Karen L.J. Isaacson

Hoagies Gifted Education Page


Cobb Chapter of the Georgia Association for Gifted Children




Media Center Gifted Resource Library

home school communication
Home/School Communication

*Target Tally

*Blog: on Teasley website



*Phone calls: