What is a Gifted Learner?

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    Gifted and talented children are students between the ages of three and 21 whose abilities, talents, and potential for accomplishment are so exceptional or developmentally advanced that they require special provisions to meet their educational programming needs.  Gifted students include students with disabilities and students with exceptional abilities or potential from all socio-economic, ethnic, and cultural populations.  

     Gifted students are highly capable in at least one of these areas: 

    • General or specific intellectual ability
    • Specific academic aptitude
    • Creativity
    • Leadership
    • Visual, performing or musical arts
    • Psychomotor abilities