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"


    Camp Einstein registration is now open!  Click HERE to download the catalog and complete the application for your child to attend. This year, Camp Einstein is being provided at no cost. Seats are limited, so complete the application as soon as time permits. For specific questions regarding this year's Camp Einstein offerings, please contact the program's director, Ms. Jennifer Lane at jlane@nps.k12.va.us. 

    The next Gifted Education Advisory Committee (GEAC)meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday evening, April 13th. Please contact Karla Stead kstead@nps.k12.va.us if you are interested in attending.  For more information regarding GEAC and NPS School Board policy, please click NPS Gifted Education Advisory Committee.   Click HERE to apply to GEAC

    The CogAT gifted screening window for all NPS first graders has been pushed back to April 12 - May 7th.  This test will be administered over three days, when students are in person. The exact days will be determined by individual schools. If your first grader is a Virtual Scholar (VSA), you will be provided the option to "opt in" for the in person test. For all questions about the CogAT, please contact your school's gifted resource teachers or the GEARS office. 

    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!




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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