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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 requires the state’s schools to identify and service gifted and talented students. A comprehensive, K-12 gifted and talented program ensures such students are provided with challenging curriculum commensurate with their abilities.