We believe all children should be provided a variety of educational opportunities designed to foster maximum development and personal actualization. In order to realize their contributations to self and society, Gifted and Talented students, by virtue of their outstanding abilities and being capable of high performance, require differentiated educational services beyond those normally provided by the regular school program. We support the development and implementation of services, which will assist gifted and talented students to reach their full cognitive, creative, and academic potential. Services for the Gifted and Talented students should be an integral part of the total educational program and not an optional provision.
Motivating and challenging Gifted and Talented students enhances both the student and society. Research suggests these students often learn by intuitive leaps and unique perceptions; therefore, their educational provisions must also be unique to allow interaction with their intellectual peers in specialized risk-free environments separate from the regular classroom. Gifted and Talented students are individually and intellectually different. Local conditions vary. One cannot say there is one best single pattern for organizing educational opportunitied for the Gifted and Talented; however, these students to be provided various opportunitites for interaction with their intellectual peers.