What does it mean to be gifted?
Students, children, or youth who give evidence of high achievement capability in areas such as intellectual, creative, artistic, or leadership capacity, or in specific academic fields, and who need services and activities not ordinarily provided by the school in order to fully develop those capabilities
The state definition in the Colorado Exceptional Children’s Education Act CRS 22-20-202 (6) is "Gifted child" means a person from four to twenty-one years of age whose abilities, talents, and potential for accomplishments are so outstanding that he or she requires special provisions to meet his or her educational needs.
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:
1) General or Specific Intellectual Ability,
2) Specific Academic Aptitude,
3) Creative or Productive Thinking,
4) Leadership Abilities, and
5) Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Musical or Psychomotor Abilities.