The Wilkinson County School District has chosen to use the collaborative teaching (K-8) model (GaDOE, 2012) that provides indirect gifted services through collaboration between content area teacher and the gifted specialist (the teacher with the gifted endorsement who is serving as the instructional facilitator)” GaDOE, 2012).

The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE, 2012) ensures that adequate time is to be provided for the gifted specialist to meet with teaching partners and gifted students to develop or secure advanced materials and other resources, develop individual student contracts, and provide small group or individual instruction, often the regular classroom teacher has to fill in gaps in the curriculum for the gifted students he/she teaches.

Due to the fact that the Common Core Standards (2010) have been developed to form a “consistent frameworkto prepare students for success in college and/or the 21st century workplace” (GACCS, 2010) with “relevant content and application of knowledge through higher-order skills” ” (GACCS, 2010), gifted students receiving services through an indirect model of collaborative teaching need a curriculum framed in a Parallel Curriculum Model (PCM) (Tomlison, 2010).