Students who meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Students who have scored at least two standard deviations above the mean (IQ 130), or at the 95th percentile level or higher on any individual or group-administered, nationally-normed, standarized, intelligence assessment.
  • For students age 5-8, we also consider a parent’s recommendation form and/or teacher’s recommendation form.
  • Students who demonstrate high levels of creative thinking and are seeking academic environments that employ and nurture those skills with an overall or subtest score at the 95th percentile or above on a recognized creative thinking test.
  • Creative Thinking Recommendation Forms completed by educators who are familiar with the student’s creative performance and potential in academic areas.

 – forms are available upon administration –

How We Identify a Gifted Child

  • Students with exceptionally high intelligence, typically have IQ score 2% to 5% percentile (120-130 or higher).
  • Academically gifted learners or academically precocious, do exceptionally well in classroom activities and assignments, enjoy learning and academic challenges, and demonstrate persistence and high motivation when facing academic challenges. Their IQ could range 120 to 130 or higher.
  • Students with high potential to excel. They recognized by their teachers and others as bright or quick learners, hardworking, highly curious about the world around them. They don’t have high IQ when tested, and their academic performance may also below outstanding. Yet they convey latent, hidden, and underdeveloped high ability. They are the uncut and unpolished “diamonds in the rough”.
Adapted from the “Essentials of Gifted Assessment”
(Steven I. Pfeiffer)