Gifted Overview and Identification Process

Gifted Education in Prentiss County School District

The Mississippi Education Act of 1989, amended in 1993, mandates that each public school district within the state provide gifted education programs for intellectually gifted students in grades two through six. Services are provided by a properly endorsed teacher for a minimum of 240 minutes per week.

Intellectually gifted children are those who are found to have an exceptionally high degree of intelligence as documented through the gifted identification process.

For more information, visit MDE’s website.

Characteristics of Intellectually Gifted Students

  • Masters skills quickly or already knows the skill
  • Highly self-critical
  • Keenly observant
  • Thrives on complexity
  • Manipulates information
  • Creates new designs
  • Initiates projects
  • Draws Inferences
  • Constructs abstractions
  • Inventive
  • Discusses and elaborates on questions
  • Highly curious


Gifted Identification Process