The Exceptional Children's Educational Act (ECEA) defines "gifted" children as:
Those persons between the ages of four and twenty-one whose aptitude or competence in abilities, talents, and potential for accomplishment in one or more domains are so exceptional or developmentally advanced that they require special provisions to meet their educational programming needs. Gifted children are hereafter referred to as gifted students. Children under five who are gifted may also be provided with early childhood special educational services. Gifted students include gifted students 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:
- General or specific intellectual ability
- Specific academic aptitude
- Creative or productive thinking
- Leadership abilities
- Visual arts, performing arts, musical or psychomotor abilities 12.01(16)
Please check out our BOCES GT website. The Centennial BOCES schools are working together to make the education for our gifted students a more positive learning environment for our students.
If you have any questions, please contact Tabitha Piel, our GT coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see the link on the left titled Prairie's Gifted Documents to learning more about our Gifted program.