Gifted students may have their individual needs met by either or both enrichment or acceleration.
Enrichment is additional or different work at grade level that expands upon the current curriculum.
Acceleration is advancement to a higher level. This may involve a quicker pace of learning or skipping instruction of coursework where knowledge already exists. This may be accomplished through whole grade acceleration, subject specific acceleration or either.
Many factors should be considered when considering the appropriate type of instruction to meet the specific needs of each gifted student.