E.T.C. (Gifted and Talented)

Forest Park is fortunate to have two gifted specialists on staff: Ms. Patti Eubanks and Mr. Jason Finney. Our purpose is to provide our students with enrichment and challenge that goes beyond the regular curriculum. Mr. Finney provides weekly enrichment activities for first grade students, and Ms Eubanks works with Kindergarten and second grades. During these enrichment lessons, students work on critical and creative thinking, as well as problem-solving skills.

The Little Rock School District’s Gifted Program, called “Enhance the Chance” (E.T.C.), is provided to all identfied students.  Identification may begin as early as second grade. The Little Rock School District uses an inclusive, multi-dimensional identification process. E.T.C. students receive two hours and thirty minutes of instruction each week in the gifted classroom. Students work on critical and creative thinking, problem-solving, and research skills embedded within thematic units. Ms. Eubanks teaches the second and third grades, while Mr. Finney teaches the fourth and fifth grades. Please feel free to call Ms. Eubanks or Mr. Finney (447-4593) if you have any questions. You are always welcome to visit us in the gifted classroom.

We look forward to working with your children!enlightened


Patti Eubanks & Jason Finney Gifted Specialists