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.
Secondary students and parents: Please visit our new Social Emotional Interactive site for helpful information and resources.
The window for submitting applications to the Norfolk Public Schools' specialty programs, including the Young Scholars, has now closed. Applications for the 2022-23 school year will be made available late fall. Thank you.
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!