A Gifted/Talented program is important in so many ways!
Not only do GT programs provide opportunities for challenging academics, a GT program provides students with opportunities to grow emotionally and socially.
A GT program provides students with an outlet where they can collaborate with other GT students and take academic and creative risks.
A GT program provides students with a knowledgeable teacher who specializes in Gifted education.
A GT program provides resources for parents of identified GT students.
A GT program provides general education teachers with training and resources for differentiation in the regular classroom.
All of these aspects of a GT program are vital to the growth of identified GT students!