The Gifted Program is an educational program for students identified as gifted in grades Pre-K – 12 and enrolled in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System. Pre-School candidates must be between the ages of 3 and 5. Classes provide a high degree of complexity and extend beyond the prescribed curriculum offered in regular classes. Classes are taught by teachers certified in Gifted Education and have a reduced class size in order to individualize each student’s educational program.

Characteristics of Gifted Children

  • Learns rapidly/easily
  • Reads extensively
  • Has an advanced vocabulary
  • Retains a quantity of information
  • Exhibits a long attention span
  • Is curious and has a variety of interests
  • Works independently
  • Is alert and observant
  • Has a good sense of humor
  • Comprehends and recognizes relationships
  • Is a high academic achiever
  • Displays individuality
  • Has self-motivation and is self-sufficient
  • Demonstrates task commitment

Characteristics of Preschool Gifted

  • Learns rapidly/easily
  • Is self-teaching (might begin to teach self to read)
  • Displays advanced vocabulary and sentence structure
  • Has a fantastic memory
  • Exhibits a long attention span concerning personal interests
  • Is exceptionally curious
  • Works independently and is self-motivated
  • Is alert and observant
  • Has a good sense of humor
  • Comprehends and recognizes relationships
  • Displays individuality
  • Thinks creatively
  • Has a high energy level
  • Likes the company of older children and adults
  • Displays a good imagination (likes to pretend)
  • Likes difficult and/or challenging activities
  • Enjoys new and difficult tasks
  • Can classify and categorize items
  • Has an interest in taking things apart

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