Gifted

A student  who is gifted has superior intellectual development and is capable of high performance.

Florida Administrative Rule for Students who are Gifted.  

Resources

The Florida Department of Education has developed a website with multiple links so that parents can access laws and regulations as well as publications related to giftedness. 

National Association for Gifted Children is an organization of educators, administrators, and parents who unite to address the unique needs of children and youth with demonstrated gifts and talents as well as those children who may be able to develop their talent potential with appropriate educational experiences. Their website contains a wealth of information about giftedness and gifted education as well as listings of summer programs for gifted students.

The Association for the Gifted (TAG) was organized as a division of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) in 1958.  TAG plays a major part in helping both professionals and parents work more effectively with one of our most precious resources: the gifted child.  The primary purpose of this organization is to promote the welfare and education of children and youth with gifts, talents, and/or high potential.

Florida Association for the Gifted (FLAG) is an affiliate of NAGC and is made up of teachers and administrators as well as parents.  The mission of FLAG is to support educationally sound programs for the gifted through exchanging information, promoting research, supporting constructive changes in all areas of gifted education, and cooperating with other local and state organizations in reaching mutual goals and objectives in support of gifted education.  FLAG offers a state-wide conference each October in addition to regional activities.

Duke University Talent Identification Program identifies academically talented students and provides programs and services to support the development of their optimal potential.  The TIP at Duke is one of several US regional centers and serves the southeastern states including Florida.

The mission of the Davidson Institute for Talent Development is to recognize, nurture and support profoundly intelligent young people and to provide opportunities for them to develop their talents to make a positive difference.  Formed in 1999, the institute is funded by Bob and Jan Davidson; it also has received grants from the Davidson Foundation to support the Davidson Fellows award and GT-CyberSource, a searchable database for information on giftedness.