The Watertown Unified School District believes that all students have unique gifts and talents, the ability to learn and achieve, and should be provided opportunities for optimal development. We believe that talented students possess measurable, qualitatively different characteristics in one or more of five areas: general intellectual ability, creativity, leadership, artistic ability and academic aptitude. The Watertown Unified School District chooses to adopt the language of Talent Development instead of the more prevalent language of Gifted and Talented. In doing so we hope to advance a support system that is more inclusive and flexible than traditional gifted education approaches, while at the same time maintaining a commitment to promoting individualized learning experiences for our most talented students.
The goal of the WUSD is to provide conditions that allow students to experience consistent opportunities to truly enjoy school and to be as challenged and productive as possible.