The Office of Gifted Education recognizes and identifies gifted learners and provides a comprehensive program that:
Gifted elementary and middle school students are cluster-grouped as possible with other identified gifted learners. Students in grades 3-8 may further qualify to participate in a Center-Based Gifted program.Advanced academic needs of gifted high school students are met through honors, Advanced Placement and dual-enrollment courses self-selected by students. In addition, high school specialty centers and regional governor’s schools exist to serve the different needs of gifted high school students by offering programs that concentrate on various disciplines. Teachers consider readiness, achievement and interests to modify curriculum and instruction while striving to provide an appropriate challenge.
In order for a student to be evaluated for possible gifted services, a referral form must be submitted by the individual wishing to refer a child. A link to the online referral form is available at mychesterfieldschools.com/gifted/.
Parents/guardians, community members, teachers or students may refer a child for gifted services; private and homeschooled students in second grade or higher also may be referred by following this referral process and testing at the school they would attend if currently enrolled. Referral forms must be submitted before the referral deadline for the child’s current grade level.