The Gifted Child

A gifted child is one with extraordinary innate capabilities. Gifted children have a natural ability in one or more domains that require nurturing to become a true talent. These students are able to perform well beyond other children of the same age (for example: a five year old reading on a fifth grade level).

Caroline County identifies giftedness in the following domains:

  • General Intellectual Aptitude (GIA)—a significantly higher than average innate aptitude for intellectual activities that cannot be acquired through personal effort.
  • Specific Academic Aptitude (SAA) English- a significantly higher than average innate ability to read and create various works of literature.
  • Specific Academic Aptitude (SAA) Mathematics- a significantly higher than average innate ability to solve real life situations using logic and reasoning.
  • Instrumental Music- a musically gifted child demonstrates an understanding of rhythm, melody, harmony, and pitch with the ability to match tones and embrace various musical genres.
  • Vocal Music- a musically gifted child demonstrates an understanding of rhythm, melody, harmony, and pitch with the ability to match tones and embrace various musical genres.
  •   Visual Arts- an artistically gifted child puts depth into drawing, planning, and demonstrates proportion with the ability to draw a variety of images realistically and creatively.