2e Learners

Twice Exceptional (2e) Learners are our specialty!  Children who are intellectually gifted with a learning difference thrive at Chesapeake Bay Academy.  Our unique approach to curriculum provides 2e children with the rigorous academic challenges their minds need in a non-traditional classroom environment that positively channels their individual learning styles.  By developing each student’s instruction plan (IIP) on and individual basis, 2e children work at grade levels varied by discipline and advance at a pace suitable to them.

Why gifted may not be what you think: Michelle Barmazel at TEDxHGSE

Advanced Scholars Program

CBA partners with our neighbor Virginia Wesleyan University, to make the Advanced Scholars, dual-enrollment program available to our twice-exceptional learners. Participating upper school students receive college credit for completed classes.

Contact Margaret Meyers, Director of Enrollment, to learn more about how CBA and 2e students are an exceptional match!

ADHD or Gifted & Bored?

Characteristics of Gifted & Bored

  • Poor attention/daydreaming
  • Lack persistence on tasks that are judged irrelevant
  • Begin many projects, see few to completion
  • Intensity may lead to struggles with authority
  • High activity level; may need less sleep
  • Difficulty restraining desire to talk; may be disruptive
  • Question rules, customs, and traditions
  • Lose work, forget homework, disorganized
  • May appear careless
  • Highly sensitive to criticism

Characteristics of ADHD

  • Poorly sustained attention
  • Diminished persistence on tasks not having immediate consequences
  • Often shift from one uncompleted activity to another
  • Impaired adherence to commands to regulate or inhibit behavior in social context
  • More active, restless than other children
  • Often talk excessively; often interrupt others
  • Difficulty adhering to rules and regulations
  • Lose things necessary for tasks at home and school
  • May appear inattentive to details
  • Highly sensitive to criticism