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"
Middle and High School Applications are open. Click HERE for the application links and additional information. DEADLINE TO APPLY IS JAN. 31, 2024.
GIFTED EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE (GEAC): Our next GEAC meeting for 2023-2024 is scheduled for Tuesday, February13th from 6 pm - 7:30 pm at The Academy for Discovery at Lakewood School. All interested parents, teachers, and community members are welcome to attend. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BECOMING A GEAC MEMBER: Applications to apply to GEAC are now open. Click HERE to apply.
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!