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Upcoming Events
5/2/2014
- Gifted Appeals Board
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
5/16/2014
- Gifted Appeals Board
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
5/20/2014
6/10/2014
6/12/2014
- Gifted Appeals Board
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 
Office of Gifted Education & Special Programs
Myths About Gifted Students

Myth:
Gifted students are nearly always from upper middle class professional families.
Fact: Gifted students are from diverse racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Myth: Gifted students will achieve without guidance.
Fact: Without guidance and support, gifted students may lose motivation or underachieve.

Myth: Gifted students are “teacher pleasers” and easy to teach.
Fact: In order for gifted students to maintain high levels of achievement, teachers must make curricular adjustments. Without appropriate modifications, gifted students may develop behavior problems.

Myth: Gifted students will make straight A’s.
Fact: Gifted students will not always achieve, especially if unmotivated.

Myth: Gifted students are often socially popular with their peers.
Fact: Gifted students are often ostracized socially, especially at the secondary level.

Myth: Extra help for gifted students fosters snobbery and is likely to lead to an elitist class.
Fact: Giftedness is fragile. Every child deserves an education that is appropriate to individual needs. Children at both extremes of the ability spectrum need special education.

Source: “Understanding and Challenging the Gifted: A Teacher’s Handbook.” The Gifted Association of Missouri


Educational Services for Gifted Students
Please access our new brochure. The brochure provides information on Educational Services for Gifted Students offered in Prince William County Public Schools.  



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