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.
Our next Gifted Education Advisory Commitee (GEAC) meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 4th 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.
SAVE THE DATE: CAMP EINSTEIN 2020
Dates for Camp Einstein 2020, the Summer Enrichment Program for highly motivated students in grades K-5, are set for June 29-July 24. The times are 8:30 AM - 1 PM, Mon - Thurs. Registration is scheduled to begin after March 1, and will be made available on our website. Please contact your schools Gifted Resource Teacher for more information. You can also call the GEARS office at 757-852-4674.
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!