Gifted Education & Academic Rigor Services

  • The Office of Gifted Education & Academic Rigor Services works to develop the gifts and talents evident in our children by working with all of our stakeholders to create a wide range of engaging learning experiences that nurture our students’ social, academic, and emotional growth.  Watch "I Am Gifted"


    The Young Scholars is hosting a virtual Information Night on Wednesday, January 12th at 6 pm, followed by by a session for the Academy of International Studies (AOIS) at 6:30 PM. Both programs are housed at the Academy at Rosemont MS. Interested parents and students may attend one or both sessions using the same login information.  You will need to register HERE to receive the Zoom login and password. See the FLYER for more information.  

    APPLICATIONS FOR MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL SPECIALTY PROGRAMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!  Please go to NPS Specialty Program Webpage for more information. If you missed the NPS Specialty program Virtual Showcases for Middle and High School from November 16, 2021 you can watch them here:

    Middle School Virtual Showcase

    High School Virtual Showcase

    GIFTED EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE (GEAC): The next GEAC meeting will be held virtually on January 11 (there will be no GEAC meeting in December). All parents and/or communicty members are welcome to join and discuss how best to advocate for the needs of NPS' unique learners.  Click here for more information

    SUMMER ENRICHMENT: William & Mary’s Center for Gifted Education is excited to share our Saturday Enrichment Program (SEP) with your family.  SEP is an academically challenging program with an emphasis on inquiry-based learning.  The program is not meant to replace the regular school curriculum; rather, it recognizes the importance of allowing able children to explore additional specialized areas of science, mathematics, humanities, and the arts.   There are fall virtual courses available in the areas of engineering, music, STEM, coding, writing, social science, and many more.  Visit the website or view the flyer for more information and to register.       

    SOCIAL EMOTIONAL SUPPORT: Secondary students and parents: Please visit our new Social Emotional Interactive site for helpful information and resources


    Philosophy of Gifted Education
    Norfolk Public Schools defines gifted students as those whose abilities and potential for accomplishment are so outstanding that they require services and programs to meet their educational needs.  Gifted students come from many backgrounds, and their special abilities cover a wide spectrum of human potential.  Students identifed as gifted deserve to be challenged to maximize their educational potential.  Norfolk Public Schools recognizes that the social and emotional needs of gifted students should be addressed by instructional and enrichment experiences that reflect an understanding of the complexities of the development of gifted learners that differs from that of their peers.

    "Fair isn't everyone getting the same thing; fair is everyone getting what they need in order to be successful."


  • Courtroom Law semi-final in District Court was held April 30th - Ghent School verses Northside Middle School.


    This year's winner was Ghent, congratulations!




Contact Information

  • Ms. Karla Stead
    Senior Coordinator

    The Rosemont Center
    7000 West Tanners Creek Drive
    Room 318
    Norfolk, VA 23513

    Office Hours 
    Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Phone (757) 852-4674, Opt. 3


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