Office of Academic Rigor
The Office of Academic Rigor 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.
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."
Students at Ocean View Elementary applying newly acquired engineering concepts to redesign, rebuild, and recycle materials with GRT Jill Carlton. Also, check out the article written by Ms. Carlton below.
Courtroom Law semi-final in District Court. This year's finalists are Ghent School and The Academy of Discovery at Lakewood.