Many of us have a very narrow view of giftedness, often limiting it to academics. But, in fact, there are many different types and areas of talent. In Maryland, we have done a credible job of beginning to recognize and embrace students who have extraordinary talents in various forms of the arts. Two examples in are The Baltimore School for the Arts and George Washington Carver Center for the Arts. These schools audition students for acceptance, and acceptance is based on their talent, not on their academic record. However, interestingly, these highly motivated, creative students routinely achieve at a very high academic level. The teachers in these public schools have exceptional skills in working with these talented artists. This is the same expertise we need for all of our students who have the potential to be high achievers. One inhibitor is the fact that too many of our institutions of higher education do not have specific programs to prepare future teachers to identify and work with academically talented students.