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WHAT ARE SOME CHARACTERISTICS OF A GIFTED STUDENT?

  • advanced/extensive vocabulary 
  • work advanced beyond the grade level/age 
  • extremely inquisitive, 
  • asks many questions, 
  • often challenging, provoking and/or demanding 
  • in-depth understanding of complex concepts 
  • persistence is evident in areas of interest 
  • high level of curiosity, energy, enthusiasm and vigor for new ideas 
  • advanced reasoning 
  • feels keenly about own ideas and solutions to problems, and often expresses them regardless of what others may think 
  • likes to examine new possibilities for problems/solutions, rather than fitting within a structure 
  • especially original imagination 
  • initiates projects and often prefers to work alone 
  • keenly observant 
  • keen sense of humor 
For more information about the AISD GATE Program, please visit https://www.austinisd.org/advancedacademics, review the Google Presentation below, or contact the campus gifted and talented campus advocates: Jackie Chedsey or Joan Hamelwright.


Gifted and Talented Information