Gifted & Talented

RSU 25 recognizes the unique skills and abilities of gifted and talented students. The educational needs of our gifted and talented students are met by utilizing a curriculum that provides both vertical and horizontal growth. We meaningfully challenge the advanced skills of identified students. We value student ownership of learning and engaging students in learning experiences which foster risk taking and build confident learners.

Fall 2023 Gifted & Talented Referral Dates: (Referral Form Link)
  • October 6: Music Referrals Due
  • October 27: Visual Arts Referrals Due
  • November 3: General Academic Referrals Due
Spring 2024 Gifted & Talented Referral Dates: (Referral Form Link)
  • Academic:  May 3

Darren Akerman, Ed.D 

Gifted and Talented Teacher/Coordinator
[email protected]

62 Mechanic Street
Bucksport, Maine 04416
Voice 207-469-6641
Fax 207-469-6640


SENG is an organization devoted to supporting the emotional needs of the gifted. It provides free lectures, low-cost professional seminars, and informative newsletters on topics such as misdiagnosis and dual diagnosis of gifted children and adults.
Visit here!


MEGAT is the Maine website for the gifted and talented. It is a go-to site for educators and parents of the gifted for resources, activities, and general information. It posts events, competitions, and opportunities. Currently, you can read responses from students when they were asked "What does it mean to be gifted?"
Visit here!


*Hoagies Gifted Education Page* has it all. Anyone who teaches, parents, is related to or friends with, can use this as a resource. It also has links for students to check out new toys, reading lists, contests and awards, apps and software for their computer, and their wardrobe!
Visit here!