Gifted children may often find that even though their schools are aware of their high IQ scores, they may not be receiving the academic material they require to be challenged.
Children who score above a 145 on an IQ test are typically recommended to skip three grades in school in order to be at the same level as their peers, according to Time Magazine. However, some students who are not put into gifted classes can often be viewed differently by their classmates, which can sometimes cause isolation.
"People are, I must admit it, a lot of times intimidated by me," Annalisee, 13, told the news provider. Annalisee’s family had considered sending her to college in order to challenge her.
The news source points out that while American school systems spend more than $8 billion annually providing programs for children with special needs, money allotted for gifted programs is not even calculated in some states.
According to the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), more than 5 percent of the child population in the U.S. is considered gifted.