According to the Poudre School District, Gifted children means those persons between the ages of five and twenty-one whose abilities, talents, and potential for accomplishment are so outstanding that they require special provisions to meet their educational needs.  Gifted student include gifted student with disabilities (i.e. twice exceptional) and students with exceptional abilities or potential from all socio-economic and ethnic, cultural populations.

Gifted students are capable of high performance, exceptional production, or exceptional learning behavior by virtue of any or a combination of these areas of giftedness:

General intellectual ability
Specific academic aptitude
Creative, productive thinking
Leadership and human relations skills
Visual and performing arts identification
Psychomotor Ability