The National Association for Gifted Children offers a great deal of insight into the many considerations at stake regarding the education and social nurturing of gifted, talented, and advanced students. In addition to guidance for our educators and administration, they provide a number of resources for families found in their Knowledge Center.
The gifted learner…
is unusually curious and needs a very stimulating environment and time to explore it.
learns very quickly and needs exposure to ideas at a rate appropriate to their own pace.
has intense interests and needs more resources and flexibility than most classrooms allow.
masters facts readily and needs to move on to application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.
is highly creative and needs acceptance and outlets for their energies.
is often hiding their ability and needs encouragement from peers who can communicate and understand.
Why a special school for gifted and talented children?
Contrary to popular belief, the gifted do not naturally thrive without support. Like all other children, they must have educational experience at an appropriate level for them. A truly suitable academic program for gifted and talented children occurs only as a result of purposeful planning, mentoring from knowledgeable and dedicated adults, and a commitment to the needs of these students and their families. EAGLE School fully embraces this philosophy, offering gifted students the assistance they need to thrive.