Gifted Education Handbook

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Colorado Gifted Education Definition

Gifted children means those persons between the ages of five and twenty-one whose abilities, talents, and potential for accomplishment are so developmentally advanced or exceptional that they require special provisions to meet their educational needs. Outstanding abilities, talents, and potential for accomplishment are present in children and youth from all cultural groups, across all economic strata, and in all areas of human endeavor. Gifted students are capable of exceptional production or exceptional learning behavior by virtue of any one or a combination of these areas:

  • General intellectual ability
  • Specific academic aptitude
  • Creative, productive thinking
  • Leadership and human relations abilities
  • Visual and performing arts
  • Psychomotor skills

Gifted Handbook 2022-23


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