• Center for Gifted Studies (Established 2011)

    Center for Gifted Studies (Established 2011)

  • Dr. Reffel with Temple Grandin

    Dr. Reffel with Temple Grandin

  • Dr. Monetti with Temple Grandin

    Dr. Monetti with Temple Grandin

  • GHP Education Minor Students with Dr. Reffel and Kathy Cox, former Georgia Superintendent of Public Schools

    GHP Education Minor Students with Dr. Reffel and Kathy Cox, former Georgia Superintendent of Public Schools

  • Dr. Reffel with Bill Nye the Science Guy

    Dr. Reffel with Bill Nye the Science Guy

  • GHP Education Minor Students with Dr. Reffel

    GHP Education Minor Students with Dr. Reffel

  • Dr. Monetti with Bill Nye the Science Guy

    Dr. Monetti with Bill Nye the Science Guy

  • Drs. Monetti and Reffel with Dr. Mariia Shatalina (center) visiting Louie A. Brown Scholar from Samara Branch of Moscow City Pedagogical University

    Drs. Monetti and Reffel with Dr. Mariia Shatalina (center) visiting Louie A. Brown Scholar from Samara Branch of Moscow City Pedagogical University

Welcome to the Center for Gifted Studies

After viewing our pictures above, check out more on:

Temple Grandin - The world needs all kinds of minds (TED talk)

Bill Nye the Science Guy - Sending a sundial to Mars (TedEd)

Mariia Shatalina - Gifted students in Russia (video interview)

Governor's Honors Program (GHP)

We believe that as gifted individuals, you have a right...

...to know about your giftedness.
...to learn something new every day.
...to be passionate about your talent area without apologies.
...to have an identity beyond your talent area.
...to feel good about your accomplishments.
...to make mistakes.
...to seek guidance in the development of your talent.
...to have multiple peer groups and a variety of friends.
...to choose which of your talent areas you wish to pursue.
...to not be gifted at everything.

 -Del Siegle (2007-2009 NAGC President) Gifted Children's Bill of Rights

 

Our Mission is to...

  • Develop Talent, Creativity, & Critical Thinking in Individuals with Gifts and Talents.
  • Support Cognitive, Social, Emotional, & Wisdom Development in Individuals with Gifts and Talents.
  • Study the Nature, Identification, Assessment, and Evaluation of Individuals with Gifts and Talents.
  • Create Curriculum, Methods, and Materials appropriate for Individuals with Gifts and Talents.

Dr. Reffel

Thank you for visiting the website for the Center for Gifted Studies. 

Our mission is to help address the variety of needs of individuals with gifts and talents.  Our mission is ambitious, but our efforts are necessary as expressed by Whitaker and Robinson from the Atlanta Journal Constitution, in "Gifted Students Bored and Ignored."  Please visit our website often for updates on our activities and please feel free to contact the Center for Gifted Studies as needed.

Regards,

James A. Reffel, Director