As parents of kids enrolled in schools throughout Richardson Independent School District (RISD), we all remember having questions about the gifted program: how do children qualify, what does it really mean to be "gifted" anyway, what changes as kids get older, and so many more. For many of us, we learned the answers through experience or through talking with others.
As members of Gifted Education Alliance of Richardson (GEAR), a nonprofit membership organization that serves families and educators of gifted children in RISD, we realized that it might be helpful for us to try to share what we’ve learned with other families.
Soon we will be sharing a list of the questions we’ve heard most frequently, along with our answers, along with links to RISD’s Advanced Learning Services’ newsletters on the topics whenever possible. For any question, you should always feel free to reach out to staff members in the Advanced Learning Services department for additional clarification.