Students may be identified as gifted in one or more of the following areas:
- Intellectual Ability: The ability to make successful and rapid adaptations, to learn from experiences, to apply knowledge in new situations, and to determine underlying principles. General intellectual abilities include verbal, number, memory, and reasoning factors most often associated with superior performance in school and on intelligence tests.
- Academic Ability/ Achievement: The ability of an individual to acquire knowledge or develop skills in an educational environment. Academic aptitude includes specific abilities in one or more areas such as science, social studies, language arts or math.
- Creative/ Divergent Thinking: The ability to discover new solutions to problems, see new modes of artistic expression, or new and better ways of achieving goals. Creative or productive thinking is represented by originality in solving problems, flexibility in thinking, and fluency of ideas.
- Leadership: The capacity or ability to lead, guide or influence others to meet certain needs. Those individuals who are able to improve human relationships and assist groups in attaining goals demonstrate leadership ability.
- Visual/ Performing Arts: The ability to excel in any imaginative art form including but not limited to, dance, drawing, painting, sculpture, jewelry making, photography, music, speech, debate, or drama.