Gifted Education

Gifted Education

What Is Gifted Education?

The definition of gifted used in PWCS is based on Virginia Regulations Governing Educational Services for Gifted Students. Students who are found eligible for gifted education services demonstrate high levels of academic accomplishment or show exceptional academic potential beyond their age peers of similar experience or environment in one or more specific academic areas.

What Is The Goal Of Gifted Education In PWCS?

The goal of gifted education services in PWCS is to develop advanced skills in

  • Critical thinking
  • Creative thinking
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Conceptual thinking 

… in order to encourage and enable students to become self-directed learners.

How Does Identification Begin?

The identification process is ongoing throughout the school year. A student may be referred at any time by a parent, professional, divisionwide screening tool, or self-referral. PWCS uses a multi-criteria approach to identification. Balanced consideration is given to many factors, including aptitude test scores, academic achievement, parent and professional reports, and student work samples. No single criterion is used to determine a student’s eligibility. The gifted identification process begins with the completion of a referral form.

If you are interested in referring a student for gifted services, you may obtain a referral form.