Definition of Gifted and Talented
(Adapted from the Colorado Department of Education definition)
Gifted and talented children are those students whose abilities, talents and potential for accomplishments are so exceptional or advanced that they require special provisions to meet their educational needs. Gifted and talented students are capable of high performance in any or a combination of these areas: general intellectual ability, specific academic aptitude, creative/productive thinking, leadership and human relations, visual arts and performing arts. The children identified as gifted should reflect the diversity of the local community in terms of gender, ethnicity and socio-economic status. Students are identified through the use of multiple resources to develop a body of evidence. Identification and program options are standardized and used consistently throughout the district.