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     Gifted Education   

    Elementary Grades – K - 3   

The Loudoun County SEARCH program 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 activities that promote higher level thinking. The Loudoun County SEARCH lessons are organized under the thinking keys listed below and are aligned with the Virginia Standards of Learning.

The thinking keys are:



For an overview of the LCPS Gifted Program, please visit:

LCPS Gifted and Talented webpage


Feel free to contact Tolbert Elementary School’s SEARCH teacher at:

Last Modified on June 16, 2016