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Gifted & Talented / AP

Decatur School District

Gifted & Talented Education

For more information please visit the Decatur Public Schools GT Website

Click here for the 2024 AP Exam Schedule


Mission Statement

The mission of the Decatur Gifted and Talented program is to recognize and nurture the development of all students with exceptional abilities so that all gifted students are able to demonstrate well-established relationships, positive self-esteem, high-level thinking, and creative productivity, no matter their background, culture, socio-economic status, or race.


“Gifted & Talented” Definition

Those of high potential or ability whose learning characteristics and educational needs require qualitatively differentiated educational experiences and/or services. Possession of these talents and gifts, or the potential for their development, will be evidenced through an interaction of above average intellectual ability, task commitment and/or motivation, and creative ability.


GT Referral Forms


If you feel a student could benefit from being a part of the Gifted & Talented program, please use the link below to complete and submit a referral. 

Teacher Referral Form



If you feel your student would benefit from being tested for the Gifted & Talented program, please contact our GT Coordinator via the information below.

Tina Hockenberry

Gifted & Talented Coordinator

phone: (479) 321-5780

2024 AP Exam Schedule

GT / AP Coordinator

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Tina Hockenberry

GT + AP Coordinator / Teacher