Hello VPE Parents,
We are opening up nominations for academic Gifted and Talented identification of students Nov.11-Dec.1st. If you are noticing that your child is showing traits of a gifted learner contact your child’s teacher. Below is a support to help differentiate between a high-achieving student and gifted learner. Thank you for your support and if you have questions please contact Shanna O’Dell or Serena Taylor.
- General or specific intellectual ability
- Specific academic aptitude
- Creative or productive thinking
- Leadership abilities
- Talent: Visual arts, performing arts, musical or psychomotor abilities (Please contact explore teachers if you would like to nominate in a talent area)
Generally, a high-achieving student is one who works hard to succeed; is attentive in class; learns with ease; memorizes facts; correctly answers questions, and earns good grades. In comparison, a student who might be considered gifted in a particular content area is performing at an outstanding level of accomplishment compared to grade level peers; generates complex, abstract ideas; comprehends complex ideas; infers and connects concepts; is self-directed in learning; and can answer content-related questions but also asks complex questions (Kingore, 2014). Please go to the Aurora Public School Gifted and Talented website for more information on Gifted and Talented students.