• Young Scholars Students

  • About the Program

    Young Scholars is a program for highly motivated learners identified as gifted in General Intellectual Aptitude (GIA) or in a Specific Academic Aptitude (SAA- Math, English, or both). This "school-within-a school" is housed at Rosemont Academy.

    Teachers trained in gifted pedagogy provide research-based instruction that is challenging, differentiated, and supportive to the development of critical thinking skills and positive habits of mind. The Young Scholars program affords gifted learners an opportunity to develop cognitive, emotional, and social skills to sustain lifelong learning.

  • Contact Information

    Mrs. Karla Stead
    Senior Coordinator, Gifted Education &
    Academic Rigor Services
    (757) 852-4674 #3, Fax: (757) 852-4677
    kstead@nps.k12.va.us

    School website

  • Requirements

    Rosemont StudentGeneral Requirements (All Middle School Programs)

    • Rising 6th grader and City of Norfolk resident for the following programs:
      • Academy for Discovery
      • Academy of International Studies
      • Compass Academy
      • Pre-Medical, Health, & Engineering
      • Program
      • Southside STEM Academy
      • Young Scholars Program
    • Rising 3rd grader and City of Norfolk resident for the following programs:
      • Academy for Discovery
      • Compass Academy 
    • Positive attendance and discipline history*
    • Successful completion of all elementary core subjects with a grade of B or better.
    • Passing score for all 4th Grade SOL Tests***
    • Must maintain enrollment requirements per program enrollment agreement contract
    • Completed online application that includes short answer responses to four questions. Only online applications will be accepted

    ***Alternate assessments may be considered for students not enrolled in a Virginia public school.
    *Extenuating circumstances may be considered with explanation. The application includes space for this information, as needed.

    Additional Requirements for Young Scholars Program Applicants

    The Young Scholars Program requires that applicants be identified as gifted in General Intellectual Aptitude (GIA) or Specific Academic Aptitude (SAA) for Math, Communication Skills, or both.

    If you have questions about eligibility for the Young Scholars program, please contact Ms. Karla Stead in the Office of Academic Rigor at (757) 852-4674.