Push the School
If your school doesn't have a formal program for gifted kids, partner with teachers and administrators to create an individualized path for your child. If it does have a program, work with the teachers and give constructive feedback. “Gifted students vary as much from the norm as special education students and therefore have special learning needs as well,” Swicord says. The more mental stimulation he gets in school, the easier it is to keep him engaged.