Gifted & Talented

The Maine Department of Education is committed to meeting the needs of all learners, as outlined in our Education Evolving strategic plan. Gifted and talented educational programs serve students who excel or demonstrate the potential to excel beyond their peers in terms of general intellectual ability, a specific academic aptitude or artistic ability. The Department encourages the state’s schools to support programs for gifted and talented students. A comprehensive, K-12 gifted and talented program provides such students a place for realizing their full academic potential in an environment that allows them to move at their own pace and challenge themselves.


Jennifer Pooler
Maine Department of Education