Is My Child "Gifted"?

  • Definition


     “Gifted children” means those school-age children and youth whose abilities, talents, and potential for accomplishments are so outstanding that they require special provisions to meet their educational needs. Gifted and talented students are capable of high performance, exceptional production, or exceptional learning behavior by virtue of any or a combination of the following:
          • general or specific intellectual ability
          • specific academic aptitude
          • creative or productive thinking
          • leadership and human relations abilities
          • visual arts, performing arts, spatial or musical abilities

    Gifted children represent all cultural, ethnic, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds and may demonstrate both gifts and disabilities.

    Identification of Gifted and Talented Students
    Purpose: To find gifted students whose abilities, talents and potential for accomplishment are so outstanding that they require special provisions in the form of appropriately challenging programming to meet their educational needs.

    Greeley-Evans School District follows established procedures for the identification of gifted/talented students that align with state guidelines (CDE, 2003). Identification is an ongoing process that is facilitated by the GT Specialist in each building. It uses both formal and informal data and requires the collection of a body of evidence over time to substantiate a student’s talent in specific areas. Ultimately, the process guides programming for each identified student.

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    Start the identification process for your child by completing a GT Nomination form. 
    Click HERE to download a Gifted and Talented Nomination form.