In accordance with the Ellsworth School Department philosophy and vision statement, the Gifted and Talented program is designed to identify and serve students who exceed or have the potential to exceed the standards beyond their age peers in the areas of English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Visual Arts and/or Music. In alignment with the guidelines provided by the Maine Department of Education, these students will receive a differentiated educational experience in order to realize their exceptional abilities.

The Gifted and Talented academic program in the Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School will consist of a combination of differentiation within the classroom and pull-out small group instruction. K-2 Students will receive appropriate levels of challenge within the classroom setting.