Welcome to SEARCHThe Spring 2019 Elementary Gifted Eligibility Referral Window is February 4 - February 15, 2019. If you are interested in referring your child to be evaluated for gifted services, please submit a referral form to the gifted resource teacher at your child's school during the referral window mentioned above.The Loudoun County SEARCH program, provided to all K-4th grade students, focuses on critical 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, and to offer enrichment to students who have been formally identified for gifted services.
Last Modified on February 13, 2019