GT Criteria

  • Parents, if you would like to recommend your child for Gifted & Talented services, please stop by the front desk or print out the form below, complete it, and return it to the front desk of the school by November 30th, 2020.  If your child shows many of the behaviors listed here, he or she may be a great candidate for the program.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email 


    Gifted learners often show most of these behaviors:

    • Unusual alertness
    • Rapid learner; puts thoughts together quickly
    • Excellent memory
    • Unusually large vocabulary and complex sentence structure for age
    • Advanced comprehension of word nuances, metaphors, and abstract ideas
    • Enjoys solving problems, especially with numbers and puzzles
    • Highly sensitive; deep, intense feelings and reactions
    • Thinking is abstract, complex, logical, and insightful
    • Idealism and sense of justice at an early age
    • Concern with social and political issues and injustices
    • Longer attention span and intense concentration
    • Introspective and thoughtful or extreme focus in a particular area
    • Learn basic skills quickly and with little practice
    • Asks probing questions
    • Highly developed curiosity; wide range of interests
    • Interest in experimenting and doing things differently
    • Puts ideas or things together that are not typical
    • Keen and/or unusual sense of humor
    • Desire to organize people/things through games or complex schemas
    • Vivid imagination (and imaginary playmates when in preschool)


    2020-2021 RYSS GT Program Nomination Form Click here

    2020-2021 RYSS GT Program Recommendation Form  Click here