G/T Program Home Page

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Chanda Walker

Family and Community Engagement/ GT Coordinator

Blytheville District Office

405 Park Street

Blytheville, AR 72315

Phone: 870-762-2053

Fax: 870-762-0168

Referral Form

We encourage you to review characteristics of a gifted learner before clicking here for a copy of the GT student referral form. Please email Ms. Walker for more information, or with questions about the G/T Program.

Considerations when applying for the Gifted and Talented Program

When deciding if the GT Program is the right fit for your student, there are several important things to keep in mind. We encourage you to review characteristics of a "Bright Child" versus a "Gifted Learner," and to contact us with any questions you have about the referral process.

Text reading "Bright Child or Gifted Learner" with a group of cartoon children dressed as scientists, doctors, astrologists, and more

A Bright Child...

knows the answers

is interested

is attentive

has good ideas

works hard

answers the questions

top group

listens with interest

learns with ease

6-9 repetitions for mastery

understands ideas

enjoys peers

grasps the meaning

completes assignments

is receptive

copies accurately

enjoys school

absorbs information


good memorizer

enjoys sequential presentation

is alert

is pleased with own learning

A Gifted Learner...

asks the questions

is highly curious

is mentally and physically involved

has wild, silly ideas

play around, yet tests well

discusses in detail, elaborates

beyond the group

shows strong feelings and opinions

already knows

1-2 repetitions for mastery

constructs abstractions

prefers adults

draws inferences

initiates projects

is intense

creates a new design

enjoys learning

manipulates information


good guesser

thrives on complexity

is keenly observant

is highly self-critical