Is there any benefit to 'gifted pull-out' programs as opposed to higher level academic work? My oldest DD is in Kindergarten. She has never had an IQ test, but is clearly well ahead of her peers. I'm not sure if she is a high achiever, gifted, or maybe a little of each. I participated in a 'gifted' program in elementary school, and looking back, it didn't seem particularly helpful. I remember being given a construction paper cut in the shape of a had and being told to glue it onto another paper and use crayons to turn it into another object (i.e, upside down hat becomes a boat). We did these type of activities a lot. DD's school does a lot of differentiation. Kindergarten has about 10 reading groups. She is in the highest reading a late grade 1/early grade 2 material. Its much easier than what she reads at home. Math has 4 ability groups. She is in the highest one working on double digit addition and subtraction. We're working on multiplication at home. I'm wondering if the differentiation is enough, or if I should be asking the school for more. I don't know if her school even offers gifted programing (it is a charter). Any thoughts, suggestions?