King George County Public Schools is
committed to the identification of gifted and talented students in kindergarten
through grade twelve.
We recognize that students of exceptional ability have the need for
differentiated educational opportunities that will further affirm and develop
Gifted students in King George County Public Schools are those students whose
abilities and potential require special educational programs to meet their
educational needs. Students
may be considered for services in the following areas: specific academic
aptitude- mathematics and/or language arts.
Referral forms are available from the Gifted Services website, a student’s school, or from
the Coordinator of Gifted Services at the School Board Office. Once permission
has been received for student evaluation, multiple sources of data are collected
on the student. The criteria include standardized testing completed by the
gifted specialist and/or school counselor (ability and achievement), a
standardized portfolio of samples of work that exhibit ability in a particular
area, student interview, and the Scales for Identifying Gifted Students,
completed by the teacher.
Referrals are considered by a committee composed of classroom teacher, gifted
specialist, school guidance counselor, the principal or his/her designee, and
the Coordinator of Gifted Services. All data are reviewed and one of the
following recommendations is made:
- The student may be identified for gifted services in one of the
following areas: specific academic aptitude which include language arts and
- The student is found not eligible for gifted services.
The assessment process for gifted services requires multiple components and
may take up to 90 instructional days.
Parents receive written notification of the decision. If the decision
was to identify for gifted services then, permission is requested before a
student is placed in gifted education services. Parents may appeal a
decision in writing within ten working days of receipt of notification of
Students who transfer into the division with an identification of giftedness
from a previous school division, either in Virginia or outside of the state,
will have their documentation reviewed by the Coordinator of Gifted Services.
Participation in another locality’s gifted program does not guarantee
placement in the King George County Schools Gifted Program.
King George County Schools reserves the right to test all students
referred for gifted students, including transfer students.