Academically & Intellectually Gifted
Gifted children and youth perform, or show potential for performing, at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared with others of their age, experience, or environment. These children and youth exhibit high performance capability in intellectual areas and/or specific academic fields. Outstanding abilities are present in children and youth from all cultural groups, across all economic strata, and in all areas of human endeavor. These students require differentiated educational services beyond those ordinarily provided by the regular education program (North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 1994).