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 Instructional Services 
Gifted Education

Julie Kelly                                              
Supervisor
Dale Laney
Instructional Materials Technician
Welcome
 
Welcome to the Gifted Education office. We appreciate your interest in our programs and hope you will be able to find the information you need from the left side of this website page. If not, please contact one of the staff members listed above at your convenience. It will be our pleasure to speak with you.
 
 
Eligibility Notices
 
GIFTED INFORMATION NIGHTS FOR 2014
 
Join us to learn about gifted education services available through Loudoun County Public Schools and the eligibility process for these programs.
  
Liberty ES
Wednesday, January 29th
7:00 - 8:00 PM
 
Sully ES
Wednesday, February 12th
7:00 - 8:00 PM
 
Farmwell Station MS
Monday, February 10th
7:00 - 8:00 PM
 
Leesburg ES
Thursday, February 20th
Morning Session
9:00 - 10:00 AM
 
Harmony MS
Monday, February 24th
7:00 - 8:00 PM
 
Creighton's Corner ES
Wednesday, February 26th
7:00 - 8:00 PM
 
Doors open at 6:30 PM for evening programs and 8:45 AM for the morning program.
 
 
 
Late Referrals
 
Determining eligibility for gifted services begins with a referral.  The process of gathering information from teachers, gathering student work for the portfolio, and testing (if necessary) takes time.  Since the division level committee reads the portfolios in March, SEARCH and SPECTRUM teachers will not have enough time to prepare the portfolios for students whose referrals are received after the March 1st deadline.  While SEARCH and SPECTRUM teachers will gather as much information as possible before the end of school, the portfolios for the students with late referrals will not be read until next fall.
 
 
 
Appeals
 
The first step in appealing the ineligible decision is to notify the Supervisor of Gifted Education in writing. There is an Appeals Form that can be mailed or emailed to Julie.Kelly@lcps.org. Parents have 10 days after receiving the letter notifying them of the ineligible decision.
 
Next, parents should contact the SEARCH or SPECTRUM teacher to reveiw the student's file to determine which criteria (testing, teacher/classroom observation, or student work) was not in support of gifted services. This will help parents determine what they should submit to the Appeals Committee.
 
The Gifted Education office will notify the parents of the date the Appeals Committee will review their appeal. All materials to be considered by the committee must be received by the Gifted Office by that date.
 
Parents wishing to provide new testing scores provided by a Virginia licensed psychologist may need to reschedule their appeals date. Please contact the Gifted Education office.
 
 The link to the appeals form:      APPEALS FORM
 
 
 

Contact Information
21000 Education Court
Ashburn, Virginia 20148
PH: (571) 252-1440
FX: (571) 252-1635

Last Modified on February 10, 2014