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Gifted Education

Gifted Identification Process 2016-2017 

The gifted referral window for grades 3, 4, 5, begins October 10th. The referral window for Grades K, 1, and 2 begins on January 7th. A parent/guardian, professional educator, community member, self, or peer may refer a student, Referrals are accepted in writing by the school’s Gifted Identification Coordinator, which is Mr. Gordon, from October 1-30 or January 2-20 for specified grades. Referrals received after these dates will be considered during the next appropriate referral window. Parents/Guardians must send an email or submit a request in writing to the school’s Gifted Identification Coordinator from October 1-30 or January 10-28 of the appropriate referral window. The school’s coordinator will send an Academic Referral Form and Parent/Guardian Questionnaire home to be completed. The questionnaire is also available through the HCPS website. The website link is:


The following information will be gathered and reviewed:

  • Parent/Guardian Questionnaire
  • Professional Rating Scale of Gifted Characteristics/Recommendation
  • Classroom grades
  • Standardized test scores
  • Three student classroom work samples


The following information may be gathered and reviewed:

  • Report of student interview/observation


Please feel free to call or email me if you have any questions.

Thank you.

James Gordon

Serving as Associate Principal


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