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 Tuesday, September 15th. 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.