The current federal definition of gifted students was originally developed in the 1972 Marland Report to Congress, and has been modified several times since then. The current definition, which is located in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, is:
Students, children, or youth who give evidence of high achievement capability in areas such as intellectual, creative, artistic, or leadership capacity, or in specific academic fields, and who need services and activities not ordinarily provided by the school in order to fully develop those capabilities.
Trinity High School Gifted students, when compared to others his or her age or grade, have an advanced capacity to learn and apply what is learned. These students are offered accelerated course work, alternate schedules, and/or enrichment opportunities.