Welcome to the SEARCH webpage!What is SEARCH?SEARCH is a division of Loudoun County Public School's Gifted Education Program. It is a classroom-based program for all students in Kindergarten through 4th grade. The SEARCH teacher works in the classroom to present lessons and activities that encourage questioning, higher-level thinking skills, and creativity.The SEARCH curriculum is based on problem solving and founded in gifted education research. The curriculum spirals developmentally through five components: perceiving, reasoning, connecting, creating, and evaluating. Each grade level learns about each component at increasingly more complex and abstract levels. These components will be presented to students in K-4 as "keys" to critical thinking.
District Referrals - Students with qualifying test scores on the CogAT and/or NNAT will receive a district referral via US mail in mid-February. With parent permission (via a signed referral form returned to school SEARCH teacher), these students will be evaluated for gifted services.Loudoun County Public Schools Gifted Program Goals:1.To become divergent creative thinkers who recognize problems and solve them.2.To construct personal meaning and understanding of others and of the world around them.3.To develop the capacity for self assessment (ownership of the learning).You can follow PMKSEARCH@wendylyoung1 on Twitter!