Plans to create a $2.5 million academy for highly gifted students in Nevada's Clark County school district are being put on hold because of budget concerns. The district in December won a $600,000 federal appropriation -- the largest of its kind nationwide -- for the new stand-alone school, which would serve students in grades 6-12 with an IQ of 145 or higher -- a group comprising the top 0.1% of the population. Families planning to enroll their children in the school are searching for alternatives that meet the needs of highly gifted students.

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