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It can be difficult, however, to find the right school. When the public school fails to meet the needs of a gifted child, parents can either homeschool or look for a private school. However, homeschooling is not the right choice, or even a possible choice, for every family looking for alternatives to public school. Whether a school is public or private really doesn’t matter.
What is important is whether the school and its teachers are willing to accommodate the needs of gifted children. To determine if the school is a good fit for your gifted child, you will want to check it out, but you need to know what to look for in a good gifted program. For example, a good gifted program will have.
Explore online schools offering gifted and talented courses online based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Online gifted schools can be some of the best schools for gifted students. Find GATE programs online. Flexibility.
A good school for gifted children isn’t the school with a canned gifted program. Instead, it’s the school that offers flexibility, an individualized program based on the needs of the child. In some states, that’s state law (but that doesn’t mean all schools. In choosing a private school for gifted kids, my boys and I found a supportive new community.
The headmaster often remarked that the students were not “normal,” compared to their age-peers, but their academic, social, and emotional quirks were delightfully normalized when they were part of a community of similarly wired children. By the time you have researched preschools, elementary schools, middle schools and high schools for your child, you will most likely be an expert on finding the right school for your child. That really is the secret to success when it comes to educating your gifted child.
Not every school or every teacher is capable of dealing with a gifted child. Private schools for gifted children are typically highly specialized schools with well-qualified, experienced faculty who understand how to teach gifted children. Schools for gifted children usually base admissions on several criteria and tests, one of which is an IQ test with a minimum of 125-140 the norm. In conclusion, here are the steps to follow in finding a school that fits your child: Focus on your child’s specific traits, both strengths and weaknesses.
For each trait, what would be an ideal environment? Know your priorities. Be flexible and open-minded about other features of the school. Find people who can help.
Choosing the right school for your gifted child Parents today have more options than they once did: traditional public schools, magnet and charter schools, private schools, and homeschooling. There is little compelling evidence that children learn more in any one type of school. So choosing the right school requires asking the right questions.
As Fisher discovered, the gift of having a gifted child comes wrapped in challenges. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution to finding the right school for a gifted child, and programs vary depending on the state and district. And sometimes, idiosyncratic interests and adult conversation styles common to gifted kids can be socially isolating.
List of related literature:
|from The SAGE Handbook of Gifted and Talented Education|
|from Introduction to Teaching: Making a Difference in Student Learning|
|from Grandparents’ Guide to Gifted Children|
|from Human Exceptionality: School, Community, and Family|
|from The Math Teacher’s Toolbox: Hundreds of Practical Ideas to Support Your Students|
|from Content-Based Curriculum for High-Ability Learners|
|from Teaching to Change the World|
|from Making the Most of Your Money Now: The Classic Bestseller Completely Revised for the New Economy|
|from A Moment of Silence: Midnight III|
|from Secrets of a Jewish Mother: Real Advice, Real Family, Real Love|