Winter/Spring Gifted Evaluations Delayed (5/13/21)
The LCPS Gifted Education Office is moving the 2020-2021 gifted eligibility process to the fall of 2021. This decision was made to ensure that the process is safe and equitable for all LCPS families. Curricular enrichment opportunities designed to develop talent will be offered for students during the first marking period. Screening and identification will begin in November. Virtual information sessions will be held in the fall to share information with LCPS families. At that time, families can follow up with their child’s gifted resource teacher with questions.01.07.21 UPDATE
Winter/Spring Gifted Evaluations Delayed
Due to COVID-19, the gifted evaluation process for winter/spring, 2021 will be delayed. The Gifted Education Department is currently developing a plan to evaluate this year’s 3rd - 5th grade students when it is safe and equitable to do so.
Please check this webpage (school webpage) and/or the LCPS Gifted and Talented webpage (https://www.lcps.org/Page/211705) for the most up-to-date information. As soon as the 2021 gifted evaluation timeline and referral window is established, it will be posted at these locations.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.08.24.20 UPDATE
LCPS Gifted Eligibility Statement:
When schools closed in March due to COVID-19, gifted resource teachers across the division had finished approximately half of the gifted evaluation process -- collecting student work samples, teacher observations, and ability testing information. Based upon guidance provided by the Virginia Department of Education and the National Association of Gifted Children (NAGC) as well as extensive conversations with supervisors of gifted education from across the state, the LCPS Gifted Department made the decision to put the process on hold until students returned to school. The Gifted Department will resume the eligibility process during the month of September for students who were referred for an evaluation last spring. The plan is to complete the process by early October and notify parents/guardians of eligibility decisions by mid-October. Some students may be asked to meet with their gifted resource teacher in person at school to complete any missing work samples or testing.8.20.20 UPDATEFUTURA for identified 5th graders will begin their lessons with Ms. Fitzsimmons on Monday, September 14th. These 90 minute lessons will be conducted synchronously.Please contact Ms. Fitzsimmons for questions about the program format.4th grade FUTURA students have not been identified. The evaluation process is projected to be completed by mid-October.If your child did not complete the portfolio and/or testing component, you will be contacted to arrange for an in-person meeting at Leesburg Elementary.08.05.20 UPDATE
Distance Learning for Gifted Learners
SEARCH (Grades K-3): GT classes will be conducted on a bi-weekly basis. The lessons will range from 30 minutes (kindergarten) to 45 minutes (Grades 1-3). Third grade GT classes will be taught synchronously. Grades K-2 GT classes will be taught asynchronously.