G.E.A.R.S

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.

     ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Help prepare for success in Advanced Placement (AP) courses! Register your student to attend the NPS AP Summer Academy held July 8-11 at Norview High School.  Click on AP Summer Academy or contact GEARS for additional information.

    The next GEAC meeting is Tuesday, June 4th from 6 pm - 7:30 PM at the Rosemont Middle School Academy.

    THE CAMP EINSTEIN REGISTRATION PERIOD IS OVER, and GEARS is no longer accepting registration packets.  Please check back at the end of May to see if any spots open up if you are still interested.  Remember that there are no refunds after May 17th. 

      

    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.

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    This year's winner was Ghent, congratulations!

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Contact Information

  • Ms. Karla Stead
    Senior Coordinator
    kstead@nps.k12.va.us 

    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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