• Gifted Evaluation Update

     

    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. New students found eligible for gifted services will begin classes starting the week of October 19.


    The Gifted Department does realize that some students who are being evaluated for gifted services may need enrichment opportunities at the beginning of the school year to meet their educational needs. Students will have access to choice boards through the gifted resource teacher at their school. Choice boards provide a variety of engaging enrichment activities for students to stretch their thinking and challenge their creativity. Parents may also access  parent resources and enrichment resources on the NAGC website to find challenging activities.

       

    Welcome to the Gifted Education Information Page at Kenneth Culbert Elementary School. 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 below at your convenience. It will be our pleasure to speak with you. 
     
    Amy L. Cornell, Gifted Resource Specialist
    acornell@lcps.org 
    Randy L. Morgan, Gifted Resource Specialist
    randy.morgan@lcps.org
     
     

    Please visit the LCPS Gifted Information Page for an overview of all district gifted services and programs:  

    LCPS Gifted Information