Melrose Elementary

Striving For Excellence , One Mind At A Time

Melrose Gifted Program

What does it mean to be gifted?

“Gifted individuals are those who demonstrate outstanding levels of aptitude or competence in one or more domains. Domains include any structured area of activity with its own symbol system.” -NAGC 2010

See our Melrose brochure for more information.

A High Achiever...

A Gifted Learner...

Remembers the answer

Poses unforeseen questions

Is interested

Is curious

Generates advanced ideas

Generates complex, abstract ideas

Works hard to achieve

Knows without working hard

Is attentive

Is selectively mentally engaged

Answer the question in detail

Ponders with depth and multiple perspectives

Performs at the top of class

Is beyond the group

Responds with interest and opinions

Exhibits feelings and opinions from multiple perspectives

Learns with ease

Already knows

Needs 6-8 repetitions to master

Needs 1-3 repetitions to master

Enjoys the company of peers

Prefers the company of intellectual peers

Understands complex, abstract humor

Creates complex, abstract humor

Grasps the meaning

Infers and connects concepts

Completes assignments on time

Initiates projects and extensions of assignments

Is receptive

Is intense

Is accurate and complete

Is original and continually developing

Enjoys school often

Enjoys self-directed learning

Absorbs information

Manipulates information

Is a technician with expertise in field

Is an expert who abstracts beyond the field

Memorizes well

Guesses and infers well

Is highly alert and observant

Anticipates and relates observations

Is pleased with own learning

Is self-critical

Gets A’s

May not be motivated by grades

Is able

Is intellectual