In Grade 4 four and Grade 8, a combination of a standardized test score, teacher observation, and student writing (secondary only) is used to help identify students who might benefit from SAGE programming. Students may be invited to elementary or secondary programs, or be offered other supports. If your child is offered a program spot and declines, other opportunities like differentiation, mentorship etc. may be available to provide additional support in the home school.
Some students may also be considered twice-exceptional, which means having two special needs. In the case of giftedness, a student might be both gifted and have a learning disability, for example. Students who are twice exceptional may need supports from more than SAGE to support their success, but they are welcome in programming for the gifted.