Gifted Programs and Eligibility Information for January 2024
To learn more about our gifted programs, visit the LCPS Gifted Department page HERE.
3rd Grade Students
All third grade students will be evaluated for possible gifted services unless parents/guardiants opt-out. If you would like to submit an opt-out form, one can be found on HERE under the Notifications tab. During several 3rd grade SEARCH lessons, students will complete a portfolio of work samples that are reviewed as part of the evaluation process. Prior to these portfolio lessons, students will have Talent Development lessons that provide exposure and time to practice the types of skills useful during the portfolio lessons. Eligibility decisions will be delivered by early June 2024, with services starting in the fall of 4th grade. For more information regarding the process, please review this video HERE from The Gifted Department.
4th and 5th Grade Students
If you would like to submit a gifted referral for a student in 4th or 5th grade, please contact Brenna Becker at Brenna.Becker@lcps.org. Referrals can be accepted from January 2-26, 2024. Referrals may not be emailed as hard copies are needed. No referrals will be accepted after January 24, 2024. For more information regarding the process, please review this video HERE from the Gifted Department.