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"
VIRTUAL MEET GSA NIGHT: Informational session about the Governor's School for the Arts in downtown Norfolk. See the GSA Info session flyer for details and to register, or go to www.gsarts.net for more information.
GSA OPEN HOUSE: The Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) is hosting a Open House on Nov. 10 from 6 – 7 pm. ALL students (Elementary included) and their parents are welcome to attend for a free tour of the facilities, plus see some demo performances. Please see the attached flyer for more details.
GIFTED EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE (GEAC): The next GEAC meeting will be held virtually on October 12th. All parents and/or communicty members are welcome to join and discuss how best to advocate for the needs of NPS' unique learners. Click here for more information.
SUMMER ENRICHMENT: William & Mary’s Center for Gifted Education is excited to share our Saturday Enrichment Program (SEP) with your family. SEP is an academically challenging program with an emphasis on inquiry-based learning. The program is not meant to replace the regular school curriculum; rather, it recognizes the importance of allowing able children to explore additional specialized areas of science, mathematics, humanities, and the arts. There are fall virtual courses available in the areas of engineering, music, STEM, coding, writing, social science, and many more. Visit the website or view the flyer for more information and to register.
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL SUPPORT: Secondary students and parents: Please visit our new Social Emotional Interactive site for helpful information and resources.
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!