Update 5-13-22
    Here is a link to update and to answer any questions you may have about the 3rd grade eligibility process this year.
    UPDATE 2-1-22

    SEARCH lessons will begin for kindergarten students on the week of February 2nd. The Gifted Education Department is working to finalize elementary gifted evaluation. An update on the timeline will be posted on the LCPS Gifted and Talented webpage by the first week in February.  CogAt testing is scheduled to begin in February for all second grade students.

    CogAt tests measure a student's ability to show their reasoning skills verbally, quantitatively, and using shapes and patterns. For more information about the LCPS gifted program and for timeline updates, please visit https://www.lcps.org/Page/211705 . Ms. Johnson and Mrs. Danish are available by email with any specific questions you might have.

    UPDATE 11-17-21
    LCPS Gifted Education Website: http://https://www.lcps.org/Page/617


    What is SEARCH?

    (Seeking Educational Alternatives to Reach and Challenge Higher)

    The Loudoun County SEARCH program, offered to all K-4 grade students, focuses on thinking skills and is designed to foster a classroom environment that encourages students to develop an excitement for learning and discovery. SEARCH teachers work within the classroom to stimulate curiosity, practice problem solving strategies, incorporate cooperative learning activities, provide opportunities for students to use higher level thinking skills, and to identify students with exceptional ability. During the lessons the primary classroom teacher makes observations to gain insight into the students’ various skills, strengths, and learning styles. Both teachers work cooperatively to recognize and develop the potential for excellence in each student. The SEARCH teacher is available to assist in the development of lesson plans and activities that promote higher level thinking, model or provide tips for differentiating instruction. The Loudoun County SEARCH lessons are organized under the learning keys listed below and are aligned with theVirginia Standards of Learning.  These lessons fulfill the goals of the LCPS Gifted Education Department which are:

    1.To become divergent creative thinkers who recognize problems and solve them.

    2.To construct personal meaning and understanding of others and of the world around them.

    3.To develop the capacity for self assessment (ownership of the learning).


    MAIN TOPICS (The Thinking Keys):







Last Modified on June 17, 2022