PEAK Gifted & Talented Program

Administrator: Erin Maxwell   (406) 324-1200,

Helena Schools Mission Statement

The mission of the Helena Public Schools is to challenge and empower each student to maximize individual potential and become a competent, productive, responsible, caring citizen.

Montana Gifted & Talented Definition

“Gifted and talented children” means children of outstanding abilities who are capable of high performance and require differentiated educational programs beyond those normally offered in public schools in order to fully achieve their potential contribution to self and society. The children so identified include those with demonstrated achievement or potential ability in a variety of worthwhile human endeavors. (Montana Code Ann. § 20-7-901)


NAGC: Myths About Gifted Children

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Davidson Institute: 6 Types of Gifted Students

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