Who Is the Gifted Child?
The gifted child is inquisitive. They seek to understand the world around them at greater depths than the typical child their age. They tend to retain information in richer detail and use that information to make meaningful connections between topics, experiences, or thoughts. They are both highly focused and easily distracted. And the list goes on. . . Overall, the gifted child is wonderfully complex—and we understand and celebrate that at Quest Academy.
To be clear, both high achieving students and gifted students thrive at Quest Academy. But it's the gifted learner who has the ability to contribute in unique ways to the learning experience for both teachers and students through creative ideas, innovative suggestions, and a desire to dive deep into a subject of interest.
- Verbal precocity
- Intense curiosity
- Capacity to understand abstract concepts and ask complex questions
- Adult-like sense of humor
- Intense interest in fantasy play
- Mature choice of words
- Early interest in reading
- Long attention span for topics of interest
- Unusual interest in conversations and activities of older children and adults
- Frustration when work is not perfect or when a skill cannot be mastered easily