Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD’s gifted and talented programs are designed to challenge the gifted learner who demonstrates the need for an augmented curriculum. Typically, gifted students differ from their age peers in three important ways. First, they absorb and transfer information at a faster rate and process it very efficiently. Second, they are often able to comprehend information with greater depth than their classmates, showing greater insight and understanding. Third, they often have an interest that is more typical of older children or even adults. These three learning differences are frequently enhanced by other complementary characteristics: independence, persistence, nonconformity, and motivation. The Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD demonstrates its commitment to educational excellence through the comprehensive programs developed for gifted and talented students in kindergarten through twelfth grade.