COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Research shows that 25% of gifted people are underachievers, and they quit trying because nothing they do leads to any measurable success or satisfaction.

Adapted from The Gifted Kids Survival Guide: A Teen Handbook

BACKGROUND

The unique characteristics of gifted children create qualitatively different life experiences which can make a child vulnerable.  These children require special support from teachers, counselors, family members and the community to reach their personal best.

Highly gifted children and their families are largely misunderstood and not afforded the same supports as other families with unique needs.

Being given a place to belong can provide the strong sense of identity and confidence that gifted children don’t find in a traditional school setting, and that is required for them to thrive socially.

We want to help!

COMMUNITY EVENTS

We host community events that build awareness and provide education on matters concerning the gifted community.  Please check our news page for information and dates for Guest Speakers, Game Days, Vacation and Summer Programs, and Exploration Time.  To be added to our mailing list for event announcements email us at info@silverleafschool.org.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Many of our programs are open to students from other schools.  Silverleaf Summer provides action-packed STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) camps to students ages 5-12.  Our STEAM Exploration time before and after school also incorporates Art, and may be made available to gifted students from other schools and/or gifted homeschoolers.  Fees do apply for all special programs.  Please contact info@silverleafschool.org for more information.

STAY CONNECTED

You can follow us on Facebook for the most up-to-date information.  Like our page and share with your networks to spread the word about gifted education.

SCREENING AND ASSESSMENT

Assessment is not required for enrollment at Silverleaf.  However, many families are seeking screening and assessment services to know if their child is gifted and which level of gifted.  For more information on gifted screening and assessment, contact us and we can connect with you with local resources.

ONLINE GIFTED RESOURCES

National Association for Gifted Children
http://nagc.org

Davidson Institute
http://www.davidsongifted.org

Gifted Resource Council
http://www.giftedresourcecouncil.org

Hoagies Gifted
http://www.hoagiesgifted.org

Gifted Development Center
http://www.gifteddevelopment.com

Gifted Support Center
http://www.giftedsupportcenter.com

STEM Oregon
http://stemoregon.org/

Bright and Quirky
https://brightandquirky.com/

“The uniqueness of the gifted renders them particularly vulnerable and requires modifications in parenting, teaching and counseling in order for them to develop optimally.”

The Columbus Group, 1991

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