Gifted and Talented Programs

  • Gifted and Talented Programs

    Definition

    Delaware's Definition of Giftedness (Currently under Revision) The definition of a gifted child in Delaware (Title 14, Delaware Code, 1975, 1993) was developed for the purposes of federal education programs and is still the most universally accepted.
    Gifted and talented children are those identified by professionally qualified persons who, by virtue of outstanding abilities, are capable of high performance. These are children who require differentiated educational programs and/or services beyond those normally provided by the regular school program in order to realize their contribution to self and society.
    Children capable of high performance include those with demonstrated achievement and/or potential ability in any of the following areas, singly or in combination:

    1. general intellectual ability
    2. specific academic aptitude
    3. creative productive thinking
    4. leadership ability
    5. visual and performing arts
    6. psychomotor ability
    7. (Marland 1971, 2)

    Last Modified on May 18, 2020

    Gifted Programs in Delaware

    Under Delaware State Education Regulation 902, all districts statewide are required to offer services to support gifted students.  Each district creates an individual plan to articulate the supports offered.  Parents and guardians with questions about gifted programming should contact the district office where their children attend school for more information.

    The Statewide Advisory Council on Programs for the Gifted and Talented (SACPGT)

    The Statewide Advisory Council on Programs for the Gifted and Talented (SACPGT) is an advisory body consisting of representatives from Delaware School Districts, Charter Schools, and Institutions of Higher Education. The purpose of the council is to provide leadership, advocacy, and guidance for informed decision making involving programs for the gifted and talented.

    Vision:  All gifted and talented children in Delaware have the opportunity to reach their full educational, emotional, and social potential.

    Mission: The Statewide Advisory Council on Programs for the Gifted and Talented (SACPGT) is an advisory body consisting of representatives from Delaware School Districts, Charter Schools, and Institutions of Higher Education. The purpose of the council is to provide leadership, advocacy, and guidance for informed decision making involving programs for the gifted and talented.
    N.B. The Vision and Mission Statements were formally adopted by the Statewide Advisory Council on Programs for the Gifted & Talented on 3/24/03

    Last Modified on May 18, 2020

    Contact Info

    Lauren Conrad
    Education Associate, Visual & Performing Arts 
    Phone: 302-735-4190 
    Fax: 302-739-3744 
    Email: lauren.conrad@doe.k12.de.us 

    Regulations

    Regulatory Guidance

     

Last Modified on September 22, 2021