children are those persons between the ages of five and twenty-one whose
abilities, talents, and potential for accomplishment are so exceptional or
developmentally advanced that they require special provisions to meet their
educational programming needs. Children under age five who are gifted may also
be provided with early childhood special educational services.
Gifted students include those with disabilities (i.e. twice-exceptional) and students with exceptional abilities or potential from all socio-economic, ethnic and cultural populations. Gifted students are capable of high performance, exceptional production, or exceptional learning behavior by virtue of any or a combination of these areas of giftedness:
A student may be identified in one or more of the following areas:
- General or Specific Intellectual Ability
- Creative or Productive Thinking
- Leadership Abilities
- Specific Academic Aptitude which includes reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, science and world languages.
- Specific Talent Aptitude includes visual arts, performing arts (drama/theater), musical, dance and psychomotor abilities.
If you have questions about Gifted Education, please review the Gifted Brochure and contact your child’s school. The Sheridan District Gifted Director is David Debus. His email is email@example.com. The District Gifted Teacher is Connolly Sherwood and her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gifted Education Information and Resources