Forms for Annual Program Approval

The following resources are for the 2014-15 academic year.

  • Annual Guidelines. This document describes how to fill out the academic plan, annual application, annual budget and visual and performing arts plan.
  • Academic Plan (RTF, 179KB). A new school administrative unit (SAU) or reorganized school unit must submit a gifted and talented academic plan for approval in December. Once the plan is approved, the SAU will complete a yearly application and budget.
  • Annual Application (RTF, 374KB). The gifted and talented application must be completed every December and submitted for program approval. The application represents the school district's status of implementation of the gifted and talented program.
  • Annual Budget. In addition to the annual application, the amounts budgeted for the SAU's gifted and talented program must be reported to Maine Education Data Management System (MEDMS) financial system. These budgeted amounts should be included with the submission of the annual budget reporting for your SAU. Please refer to the Model Chart of Accounts for appropriate gifted and talented account codes.
  • Visual & Performing Arts Plan (RTF, 167KB). A new SAU or reorganized school unit must complete this arts plan for approval in December. Once the plan is approved, the SAU will complete a yearly application and budget.
  • Waiver Application (RTF, 98KB). An SAU may choose to apply for a one-year waiver from offering gifted and talented programming by submitting a completed waiver application in December.