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The state of Alabama says intellectually gifted children and youth are those who perform or have demonstrated the potential to perform at high levels in academic or creative fields when compared to others of their age, experience, or environment.  These children require services not ordinarily provided in the regular school program.  Children possessing these abilities can be found in all populations, across all economic strata, and in all areas of human endeavor.

The Madison City School system offers services to students through a pullout program.  Gifted specialists teach curriculum to their students through multidisciplinary and skills-embedded concept based units.  These units require students to move beyond the facts and utilize analytical skills that allow them to delve into a deeper understanding of the concepts.  Students use divergent and convergent thinking skills while  exploring both creative and critical ways of thinking.  The units also address affective and communication skills throughout the year.

The Gifted Students' Bill of Rights

by Del Seigle, NAGC President, 2007-2009

You have the right to:

  • Know about your giftedness.
  • Learn something new everyday.
  • Be passionate about your talent area with no apologies.
  • Have an identity beyond your talent area.
  • Feel good about your accomplishments.
  • Make mistakes.
  • Seek guidance in the development of your talent.
  • Have multiple peer groups and a variety of friends.
  • Choose which of your talent areas you wish to pursue.
  • Not to be gifted at everything.