DEFINITION

  • “Gifted and talented children” means those persons between the ages of four and twenty-one whose abilities, talents, and potential for accomplishment are so exceptional or developmentally advanced that they require special provisions to meet their educational programing needs. Children under five who are gifted may also be provided with early childhood special educational services.

    Gifted students include gifted students with disabilities (i.e. twice-exceptional) and students with exceptional abilities for potential from all socio-economic and ethnic, cultural populations. Gifted students are capable of high performance, exceptional production, or exceptional learning behavior by virtue of any or a combination of these areas of giftedness: 

    General or Specific Intellectual Ability 

     Specific Academic Aptitude

      • Reading
      • Writing
      • Math
      • Science
      • Social Studies
      • World Languages 

     Specific Talent Aptitude

      • Visual Arts
      • Performing Arts
      • Musical Abilities
      • Dance
      • Psychomotor Abilities
      • Creative or Productive Thinking
      • Leadership Abilities