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Gifted and Talented Education



It's a tough time to raise, teach, or be a highly gifted child... Every organism has an internal drive to fulfill its biological design. The same is true for unusually bright children. - Stephanie Tolan, Is It A Cheetah?







“Intellectually Gifted” means a child whose intellectual abilities and potential for achievement are so outstanding the child’s educational performance is adversely affected. “Adverse affect” means the general curriculum alone is inadequate to appropriately meet the student’s educational needs.


Eligibility for services as a gifted student is based on evaluation in each of the following component areas: Educational Performance, Creativity/Characteristics of Intellectual Giftedness, and Cognition/Intelligence. The referral process is a systematic screening and evaluation process. Referrals for screening may be made by parents, teachers, or grade level screenings at the school level.


Upon determination of eligibility for services, an IEP (Individual Education Program) is formulated for each individual student.





 Dr. Tammy Bowlin, Director, tbowlin@jcboe.net