The mission of the Discovery Canyon Campus Talented and Gifted Program is to maximize the potential and meet the unique educational and affective needs of identified TAG students, grades three through twelve, and provide challenging opportunities, intellectual stimulation, and differentiated programming for all students throughout the Discovery Canyon Campus. The Talented and Gifted Coordinators strive to support the DCC foundational principal of math and science curriculum integration and the International Baccalaureate Programme philosophy.
Exceptional Children's Educational Act (ECEA)
" 'Gifted Children' means those persons between the ages of four and twenty-one whose aptitude or competence in abilities, talents, and potential for accomplishment in one or more domains are so exceptional or developmentally advanced that they require special provisions to meet their educational programming needs. Gifted children are hereafter referred to as gifted students. Children under five who are gifted may also be provided with early childhood special educational services. Gifted students include gifted students with disabilities (i.e. twice exceptional) and students with exceptional abilities or potential from all socio-economic, ethnic, and cultural populations. Gifted students are capable of high performance, exceptional production, or exceptional learning behavior by virtue of any or a combination of these areas of giftedness:
· General or Specific Intellectual Ability
· Specific Academic Aptitude
· Creative or Productive Thinking
· Leadership Abilities
· Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Musical, Dance, or Psychomotor Abilities"
(12.01 (16) ECEA Rules, 2015)