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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
excels in a specific academic field. (Texas Education Code ยง29.121)

Outstanding talents are present in children and youth from all cultural groups, across all economic strata, and in all areas of human endeavor.

โ€”National Excellence: A Case for Developing America's Talent

   U.S. Department of Education (1993)