Gifted and Talented Identification Areas:
Creative/Divergent Thinking - Possessing either demonstrated or potential ability to perform at an exceptionally high level in creative thinking and divergent approaches to conventional tasks as evidenced by innovative or creative reasoning, advanced insight and imagination, and solving problems in unique ways.
General intellect - Possessing either demonstrated or potential ability to perform at an exceptionally high level in general intellectual ability and possessing a consistently outstanding mental capacity as compared to children of one’s own age, experience, or environment. General intellectual ability is usually reflected in extraordinary performance in a variety of cognitive areas, such as abstract reasoning, logical reasoning, social awareness, memory, spatial relations, and the analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of information.
Leadership - Possessing either demonstrated or potential ability to perform at an exceptionally high level in social skills and interpersonal qualities such as poise, effective oral and written expression, managerial ability, and the ability, or vision, to set goals and organize others to successfully reach those goals.
Specific Academic Aptitude - Possessing either demonstrated or potential ability to perform at an exceptionally high level in specific academic areas significantly beyond the age, experiences, or environment of one’s chronological peers. Others include Language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies
Visual and Performing Arts - Possessing either demonstrated or potential ability to perform at an exceptionally high level in visual or performing arts and demonstrating the potential for outstanding aesthetic production, accomplishment, or creativity in areas such as art, music, drama, speech, and in activities requiring gross or fine motor skills. These include art, music, drama, and dance
Bracken County Gifted Policy
Bracken County Handbook
Gifted and Talented Student Service plan
Gifted and Talented Permission-Decline form
K-Prep Guidance document
Leah B. Jefferson
District & MS Gifted Programs
Bracken County High School
HS Gifted Programs
Elementary Gifted Programs
* MS students and parents click here for
Mrs. Jefferson's teacher page for additional resources
related to gifted and talented middle school
programming and class resources.