• 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

     
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    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