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MSAD 52 Policy and Procedures

What is Gifted & Talented

6 months ago

The MSAD 52 Gifted and Talented program assists students in recognizing, developing, and expanding their capabilities and talents.Our programming provides students with experiences which are practical, sequential, and challenging. The provided educational experiences will be appropriate for each student's unique needs and abilities. 


The state of Maine defines giftedness as follows:

Gifted and Talented Children: "Gifted and talented children" shall mean those children  in grades K-12 who excel, or have the potential to excel, beyond their age peers, in the  regular school program, to the extent that they need and can benefit from programs for  the gifted and talented.  Gifted and talented children shall receive specialized  instruction through these programs if they have exceptional ability, aptitude, skill, or  creativity in one or more of the following categories:

  1. General Intellectual Ability as shown by demonstrated significant achievement or potential for significant accomplishment above their age peers in all academic areas.
  2. Specific Academic Aptitude as shown by demonstrated significant achievement or potential for significant accomplishment above their age peers in one or more academic area(s).
  3. Artistic Ability as shown by demonstrated significant achievement or potential for significant accomplishment above their age peers in the literary, performing, and/or visual arts.