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Gifted Advisory Committee


  • Work to increase communication between parents and district special education administration
  • To provide input to APS Special Education Department of critical issues in special education currently affecting parents and students in the district 

The Advisory Committee Shall as Required by the New Mexico Administrative Code (NMAC):

  • Regularly review the goals and priorities of the gifted program, including the operational plans for student identification, evaluation, placement and service delivery.
  • Demonstrate support for gifted programs (within APS, this includes the school wide enrichment program models)
  • Provide information regarding the impact that cultural background, linguistic background, socioeconomic status and disability conditions within the community may have on the child's referral, identification, evaluation and service delivery process.
  • Advocate for children who are under-represented in receiving gifted services due to cultural or linguistic background, socioeconomic status. or disability conditions, in order to ensure that these children have equal opportunities to benefit from services for gifted students.
  • Meet three times per year at regular intervals.
  • Formal documentation of committee membership, activities and recommendations shall be maintained.  If proposals are made by the committee to address any of the purposes as listed in Subsection G(3) of NMAC, they shall be submitted in writing to the district administration.  The administration shall respond in writing to any proposed actions before the next scheduled meeting of the advisory committee.

Zone Meeting Schedules 

Meetings are held in September, January and April within each Learning Zone from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

2019-2020 School Year Zone Meeting Schedule

Zone 1 and Zone 4: Berna Facio Professional Development Complex (3315 Louisiana Blvd) 

  • September 16, 2019
  • January 27, 2020
  • April 27, 2020

Zone 2 and Zone 3: Rankin Training Center (720 Rankin Rd NE)

  • September 16, 2019
  • January 27, 2020
  • April 27, 2020


 September 2018

 April 2019


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