Rome City Schools views a student's
placement in the gifted program as an opportunity for further challenge,
service, and problem-solving
activities. We feel that, commensurate with a person's natural
intellectual ability, should be his/her inclination to serve, to lead,
and to improve the future.
Gifted placement is not a reward for exceptional ability or high
achievement and test scores. Rather than infusing the program with an
elitist attitude, it is the desire of the Challenge staff to instill in
gifted students such humanitarian values as generosity, appreciation,
tolerance, and integrity, and to help them realize a contribution to
self and society.
Because of the more advanced work in the gifted program, students may be
faced with making choices and decisions about the use of their time.
Parents are encouraged to help students understand that they will have
to make choices and to help them develop a system for managing their