Children who are academically talented have unique abilities, which can create challenges for them in a regular classroom. They tend to have incredible memories, learn at a more rapid pace, and possess a depth of thinking which may cause them to be “out of sync” with their peers.
The Gifted and Talented Program is specially designed to serve the educational and social-emotional needs of these boys and girls. Parents should consider having their child evaluated for Gifted and Talented programming if their child possess several of the characteristics of an advanced learner and the academic and social-emotional needs are not being met in the regular classroom.
The Bay City Public Schools offers two different elementary programs designed to meet these academic and social-emotional needs.