Identification of Gifted Students All school districts are required to identify children who are gifted. Gifted students perform at remarkably high levels when compared to other students of their own age. There are four areas defined by the state in which a student may be considered as gifted. These are general academic ability, specific academic ability (math, science, etc.), creativity, and artistic ability. The district uses a three part approach to screen and identify students who show potential for meeting the requirement of gifted. If you believe your child to be gifted in one or more of the areas listed above, please contact your child’s principal.