• 10.14.20

    The LCPS Gifted Department is sending eligible and ineligible status for all students evaluated in the 2019-2020 school year through email this week. Students eligible for gifted services will start the week of October 19th. 

    LCPS Gifted Department


     09.11.20 UPDATE 

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


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


    08.05.20 UPDATE

    Distance Learning for Gifted Learners

    SEARCH (Grades K-3): SEARCH 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 SEARCH classes will be taught synchronously. Grades K-2 SEARCH classes will be taught asynchronously.


    07.15.20 UPDATE

    3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Students

    The LCPS gifted education identification process and timeline has been impacted by the closure of schools due to COVID-19. Based upon guidance provided by the Virginia Department of Education and the National Association of Gifted Children (NAGC), LCPS gifted evaluations are planned to resume in the fall or when students return to school.  More information about the adjusted gifted eligibility process and timeline will be shared once the return date for students is established when we get closer to the start of school. (7.15.20)

     

    SEARCH (Grades K-3) Gifted resource teachers will utilize their face-to-face time with students to conduct third grade SEARCH lessons. The lessons will focus on the SEARCH curriculum. During third grade SEARCH time, portfolio lessons will be conducted that are part of the gifted eligibility process. Face-to-face time will also be used to work with EDGE students in small groups. Distance learning will focus on K-2 SEARCH lessons. These lessons will be conducted asynchronously. 

    FUTURA (Grades 4-5) Gifted resource teachers will provide a combination of synchronous and asynchronous distance learning opportunities for identified gifted learners. FUTURA students will not take buses to gifted centers, but rather will receive gifted services via synchronous and asynchronous activities on their distance learning days. 

     

     

     

     

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