Talented and Gifted Education at the Wallkill Central School District is made up of two unique components: Enrichment and SNAP.


Enrichment activities are designed to meet the needs of students in each school.  These activities vary from one school to the next.


2014-2015 District Enrichment Facilitators:


Leptondale: Joe Zupan

Ostrander: Sara Ellison

Plattekill: Edie Duncan

Middle School: Leanne Cerbone

High School: Juliette Reale 

The Student Needs Assessment Process, or SNAP, focuses on students identified through guided referral and standardized assessment.  Students identified via SNAP receive individual Student Learning Plans (SLPs) and tailored enrichment activities.


At the June 2, 2014 meeting of the Curriculum/TAG Committee, students who participated in this year's Expanded Horizons program presented their year-end projects.

Expanded Horizons is a leadership institute and seminar series for students in Grades 9-12 who demonstrate significant intellectual curiosity, leadership skills, and high academic potential. This year, with the help of Wallkill High School Expanded Horizons Advisor Kim Vona and BOCES Talent Development Coordinator Amy Poux, students studied and presented influential speeches. The video below includes highlights of their final projects.  


Additional Resources

Ulster BOCES

The Center for Talented Youth (CTY)
The CTY at The Johns Hopkins University has served the academic needs of highly able pre-collegiate youth since 1979.

Additional Internet Resources
Hoagies Gifted Education Page
Includes an excellent Kids and Teens page.
NYS Advocacy for Gifted and Talented Education
The Davidson Institute
"Supporting our nation's brightest young minds"
KidSource Article Directory
KidSource was created by involved parents.
National Association for Gifted Children
NSW Association for Gifted Children 
Parents, Children & Teachers 
NYS Education Department
NYSED Gifted and Talented Resources
Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted
Google Gifted Education Directory
Hundreds of categorized links.