VA State Board Standards of Quality

Gifted programs should be designed to help students to:

•Develop competence in the basic skills;
•Develop the intellectual skills of rational thought and creativity;
•Acquire knowledge and process skills of science and technology;
•Progress as the basis of achievement;
•Qualify for further education and/or employment;
•Develop personal standards of ethical behavior and moral choice;
•Participate in society as a responsible family member and citizen;
•Develop a positive and realistic concept of self and others;
•Practice sound habits of personal health and physical fitness;
•Develop skills, knowledge, and attitudes regarding the arts;
•Enhance the quality of the environment;
•Acquire a basic understanding and appreciation of democracy and the free enterprise system.

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