Welcome to the Department of Gifted & Talented Education Programs



    The mission of the Department of Gifted and Talented Education Programs is to provide identified gifted and talented students differentiated instruction that is commensurate with their exceptional abilities through a wide spectrum of curricular and instructional gifted services and opportunities. To meet the advanced learning needs, the District will provide programming that is intellectually and academically rigorous, fosters creativity, and provides social and emotional support.

  • Student-led Projects and Accomplishments

    From June 1-9, our student-led “Kids for Kindness” club, created and led by Ian McDonough (3rd grade), has organized, and is currently running a donation drive at our SWAS schools for the Children’s Cabinet. It is a wonderful virtual and in-person blend of partnering we hope to continue with the children into next year!

    On the academic front, Ahana Mukhopadyay (5th grade), recently won first place in the 5th grade winning a gold medal in the Nevada Girls Math Tournament. The event took place the second week of May for the first time in Northern Nevada this year!

    Finally, Stewart Davis (3rd Grade), was just selected as a Grades 3-4 Grand Prize Winner for the Scholastic plant observation student contest called the Budburst Plant Trackers Contest, held in partnership with the Chicago Botanic Garden. This contest was open nationwide to students grades 3 through 6. In this contest students choose a specific plant to observe like a scientist, using writing and drawing to record key details. Stewart will be receiving a cash prize of $1000 for his exceptional entry!

    There is so much to celebrate and be thankful for! We are very proud of our on-line learners finding fantastic ways to make the on-line learning experience a place to not just survive but to thrive!

    Thank you,
    Dr. Luckey and Mrs. Richards

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  • Outcome of Board Meeting

    The March 9, 2021 Board of Trustees meeting resulted in some upcoming changes to the GATE Program. For details, please click here.

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  • Glowing Tweet

    Jon Ralston, Editor of the Nevada Idependent, tweeted about our Magnet program: https://twitter.com/RalstonReports/status/1334554882385141762?s=20
    "A ray of sunlight in these dark days: I just spent an hour Zooming with Jennifer Hoy's 8th grade Gifted and Talented Magnet students at Swope Middle School in Reno. They were so bright, so engaged. They asked thoughtful, probing, questions about journalism. Hope springs eternal."

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Clayton Magnet

Here is a link to our newest 2021 Clayton Magnet Team Buffalo video. It is completely student-produced and gives excellent information about our Clayton Magnet program. We're so proud of them!


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Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web-Accessibility

  • The District prohibits bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination and/or retaliation in any of its educational programs/activities, employment, and employment opportunities.  For the District's full Notice of Non-Discrimination statement as well as methods to address questions and concerns please visit our Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web Accessibility page.

    For more information, visit the Civil Rights Compliance Department page.

    El Distrito prohíbe la intimidación, la intimidación cibernética, el acoso, el acoso sexual, la discriminación y / o las represalias en cualquiera de sus programas / actividades educativas, empleo y oportunidades de empleo. Para obtener la declaración completa del Aviso de No Discriminación del Distrito, así como los métodos para abordar preguntas e inquietudes, visite nuestra página de Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web Accessibility

    Para más información visite   Civil Rights Compliance Department page.