Elementary Gifted Student Program


WHAT IS GIFTED?

• While there is no universal definition of giftedness, it is generally accepted that gifted students:

– Demonstrates outstanding levels of aptitude in areas of interest (potentially one or more domain)

– Possess high levels of creativity and curiosity

– Have potential for high levels of achievement

• What gifted is not – gifted students are not guaranteed to be successful, chatty, well-behaved, put-together, organized, or superior




WHY DOES GIFTED MATTER?

• Gifted students are often our highest risk students in high school with a high chance of dropping out

– ~18%-25% of gifted students drop out of high school

– Average dropout rate is 7.4%

– Students may be ill-equipped for the rigors of an advanced class

– A disinterested gifted student can create a huge behavioral issue in the classroom