What is Gifted and Talented?
A gifted/talented student is a child or youth who performs at or shows the potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment and who
- exhibits high performance capability in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area;
- possesses an unusual capacity for leadership; or
Outstanding talents are present in children and youth from all cultural groups, across all economic strata, and in all areas of human endeavor.
U.S. Department of Education (1993)