SEEK Overview

  • Students Exploring and Expanding Knowledge

    SEEK is Wilson County School's gifted/academically advanced program that serves grades 2-8.

    • Grades 2-5 receive services for approximately 120 minutes each week.
    • Middle school SEEK classes meet an average of 150 minutes per week. Meeting times may vary among schools.
    • During SEEK class, SEEK instructors teach using grade level standards and national gifted standards, using research-based curriculum that is written specifically for students who are gifted and/or talented. Visit Wilson County Schools' Gifted Frameworks based on the National Association for Gifted Children standards.

    PLACEMENT

    All  Wilson County students in grades K-8 are  screened  for testing using the STAR 360 percentile rankings.   Students who score an average of 90% on all math and reading benchmarks from the prior year will be eligible to test for admission into the SEEK program each fall. Letters will be mailed home to parents requesting permission to test identified students the first week of school each year. 

    TRANSFER STUDENTS

    Wilson County requires for the student's parent/guardian to obtain official documentation stating his/her student was enrolled in a gifted/talented program in his/her previous school and submit the documentation to the school office. Indicate for the information to be given to the SEEK teacher.  These forms are not always in a student's permanent records.  Once the SEEK teacher has official documentation, transfer students may be enrolled in the SEEK program.

    FAQs

    Do students receive a grade for SEEK? SEEK is not a graded class. If SEEK shows up on a progress report or report card, there will be no grade listed.
    Are SEEK students tested each year? No. Once a student is placed in SEEK, he/she remains in SEEK.

    PARENT RESOURCES

    National Association for Gifted Children

    Tennessee Association for the Gifted

    SUMMER PROGRAMS 

    Tennessee Association for the Gifted Summer Programs

SEEK Faculty

  • For more information about the SEEK program in an individual school, please contact the SEEK teacher for more information.

    Stephanie Broadrick - Southside School 

    Carol Ferrell - Watertown Elementary School and Watertown Middle School

    Cathey Roberts - Mt. Juliet Elementary School and  Stoner Creek  Elementary School

    Lori Lamkin - Lakeview Elementary School and W.A. Wright Elementary School

    Rachal Miller - Rutland Elementary School and West Elementary School

    Tara Mitchell - Tucker's Crossroads School  and Elzie Patton Elementary School

    Stephanie Porter - Carroll-Oakland School

    Cheryle Scudder and Angela Vespie - Mount Juliet Middle School

    April Walz - Gladeville Elementary School and Springdale Elementary School

    Amy Wilken - West Wilson Middle School