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Programs > Gifted and Talented

Gifted and Talented Education services are available to students in Grades K-12 throughout Maryland. State funding for these services is contained within the foundation of The Bridge to Excellence in Public Schools Act of 2002, and its precise use is determined by each local school system. Multiple criteria are reviewed to identify students who need high-end services within an authentic curriculum of rigorous performance expectations. A student’s budding talent must be matched with carefully-selected services designed to develop that talent. These services include inquiry learning, advanced problem-solving, enrichment clusters, acceleration within the discipline of a student’s particular strength, Maryland Summer Centers, mentorships with highly-reputable authorities, in-depth seminars, and debates, among others.

Links to information about Gifted and Talented education.

National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)

Maryland Coalition for Gifted and Talented Education (MCGATE)

Contact Information
Susan C. Spinnato
Director of Instructional Programs
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  410-767-0349
Fax:  410-333-2379
Email:  susan.spinnato@maryland.gov
Gifted Education in Maryland brochure
Top 10 Things Parents Need to Know About Gifted and Talented Education in MD
Top Ten Myths in Gifted Education Video
Criteria for Excellence
Governor proclaims February 2014 as Gifted and Talented Education Month
 Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR)
13A.12.03.12 Gifted and Talented Education Specialist
13A.04.07 Gifted and Talented Education
 Excellence in Gifted and Talented Education (EGATE)
Celebrating Gifted and Talented Education in Maryland (Video)
EGATE Schools in MD
2014 Celebrating Gifted Education Reception Awards
 Maryland State Advisory Council
Maryland State Advisory Council for Gifted and Talented Education
 Primary Talent Development
Primary Talent Development
 Summer Centers
Summer Centers
 Local School System Contacts
GT Enrollment Data 2012-2013
Bullet GT Enrollment Data 2011-2012
Bullet Master Plan GT Summaries 2013
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Advanced/GT Curriculum Model Units
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