|If you can read only one thing, read this:
Is it a cheetah?
by Stephanie S. Tolan
Nurturing Giftedness In Young Children
by Wendy C. Roedell
ERIC EC Digest #E487, 1990
Local email support lists for gifted
Bay Area Gifted List
Relatively low-volume email list for parents of gifted in the Bay Area.
SF-centric pre-school focused mailing list
Non-local email support lists for gifted
Tagfam and gtworld are very similar, they are for parents of gifted children.
Discussion on tagfam tends to be slightly more on-topic, most of the time.
Most of the time, both of these lists are very high-volume.
You can subscribe to all of these lists through their respective websites.
- TAGFAM website
There are a number of other lists associated with TAGFAM for more specialized groups:
TAGMAX is for homeschoolers of gt kids
TAGFORUM is for homeschoolers of gt-teens
TAGPDQ is for parents of profoundly gt-kids
- GT-FAMILIES website
Schools for gifted in the Bay Area
Odyssey Middle School
California Education Code on Who Can Attend Community College
48800.5. (a) A parent or guardian of any pupil, regardless of the
pupil's age or class level, may petition the governing board of the
school district in which the pupil is enrolled to authorize the
attendance of the pupil at a community college as a special
full-time student on the ground that the pupil would benefit from
advanced scholastic or vocational work that would thereby be
available. If the governing board denies the petition, the pupil's
parent or guardian may file an appeal with the county board of
education, which shall render a final decision on the petition.
Any pupil who attends a community college as a special full-time
student pursuant to this section is exempt from compulsory school
attendance under Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 46100) of Part
(b) A parent or guardian of a pupil who is not enrolled in a
public school may directly petition the president of any community
college to authorize the attendance of the pupil at the community
college as a special part-time or full-time student on the ground
that the pupil would benefit from advanced scholastic or vocational
work that would thereby be available.
News about Bay Area Schools
Think getting into a great college is tough?
Try landing a spot in the freshman class of one of the Bay Area's top private or parochial high schools.
Things to do with children in the Bay Area
How to raise a genius
The Miseducation of Our Gifted Children
by Ellen Winner, in Education Week
Lots of good links
GIFTEDNESS AS ASYNCHRONOUS DEVELOPMENT
Stephanie S. Tolan, TIP NETWORK NEWS, Spring, 1994