Barbara Jordan Early College Prep

30 Plus Club (GT Services)

Gifted & Talented

The purpose of this club is to provide advanced academic instruction during the day and after school to children who have performed at or show the potential for performing at a remarkably high level when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment. Gifted students may also exhibit high performance capability and possess an unusual capacity for leadership, or excel in a specific academic field. 


Bright vs. Gifted

Bright Child Gifted and Talented Learner
Knows the answer Asks the questions
Is interested Is highly curious
Is attentive Is mentally and physically involved
Has good ideas Has wild, silly ideas
Works hard Plays around, yet tests well
Answers the questions Discusses in detail, elaborates
Top group Beyond the group
Listens with interest Shows strong feelings and opinions
Learns with ease Already know
6-8 repetitions for mastery 1-2 repetitions for mastery
Understands ideas Constructs abstractions
Enjoys peers Prefers adults
Grasps meaning Draws inferences
Completes assignments Initiates projects
Is receptive Is intense
Copies accurately Creates a new designs
Enjoys school Enjoys learning
Absorbs information Manipulates information
Technician Inventor
Good at memorizing Good guesser

Enjoys straightforward, sequential presentation

Thrives on complexity
Is alert Is keenly observant
Is pleased with own learning Is highly self-critical