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"


    • NPS SPECIALTY PROGRAMS: Norfolk Public Schools’ annual Specialty Program Showcase Night will be held virtually on Thursday, November 5, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. for Middle Schools and 6:00 p.m. for High School on NPS Channel 47.  The showcase will be recorded and also will be available for streaming on the specialty program section of our district website under the “For Parents” menu beginning on November 6, 2020.  Applications for both Middle and High School programs will also be made available on the NPS Website on November 5th. 

    Middle School Specialty Programs Brochure

    High School Specialty Programs Brochure

    • GOVERNORS SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS: Applications for the Governor's School for the Arts academic year programs are due Nov. 20th.  Go to www.gsarts.org to apply. For more information, watch the video prepared by GSA or contact your school's Gifted Resource Teacher.

    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 Please note due to Covid19, our office staff is limited and email may be the best way to contact us


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