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.


    Below are Gifted Opportunities for elementary gifted students to work on during the next two weeks.  Please return the completed activities to your respective Gifted Resource Teacher when we return to school. 

    Click on the appropriate link:

     SECONDARY STUDENTS - Please click on GIFTED SECONDARY OPTIONS for a variety of online and offline suggestions.  

    To determine the email address for your school's Gifted Resource Teacher, click on "Meet the Team" on the left hand column.  Choose your school's name in the third drop down box, under "Location" then click search. 


    GEARS will reschedule the Young Scholars Interviews cancelled last Saturday, March 14th, however, that date has not been determined. Please check back for more information, once it become available.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding.  

     PARENT WORKSHOP UPDATE - The Secondary Parent Workshop scheduled for March 24th has been cancelled.  We will reschedule this once classes resume. Please check back then.




    Registration for Camp Einstein 2020, the Summer Enrichment Program for highly motivated students in grades K-5, is now open.

    This year, Camp Einstein will be held June 29-July 24 at Richard Bowling Elementary School, 2700 East Princess Anne Road, Norfolk, VA 23504. The times are 8:30 AM - 1 PM, Mon - Thurs.     Please click the link below to download the Camp Einstein Brochure and registration form.

    Camp Einstein Brochure and Registration

    For more information, please contact your school's Gifted Resource Teacher or call the GEARS office at 757-852-4674.


     Our next Gifted Education Advisory Commitee (GEAC) meeting will be Tuesday, Mar. 10 at the Academy for Discovery at Lakewood. Meetings begin at 6 pm and end promptly at 7:30 PM.  If you are a parent of a gifted student at NPS, please consider attending to learn about GEAC and how it advocates for our gifted students' unique needs.


    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
    Fax (757) 852-4677


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