The other thread talks about various other related issues, so I thought it best to start a new thread about this specific question. What should replace the current format of G&T programs? DH was in an school-enrichment program and thinks it useless. It disrupted his relationships with his schoolmates and didn't offer much in terms of academics. My overall opinion is that providing advanced academic content is easy. Most gifted kids are motivated and in the internet era, opportunities are numerous. Bigger issues are developing work ethics and finding a peer group that gives a sense of belonging and validation.