GATEWAY Gifted Program

Gifted Program

The Gifted and Talented Education Program in Franklin County Public Schools provides varied opportunities for identified students with differentiated instruction, accelerated materials and enrichment programs throughout the school year. Our focus includes the enhancement of the academic curriculum, developing creativity, improving problem solving, reasoning and logic, as well as an exploration of the arts.

Students are identified in grades K-12 through the use of a multiple criteria approach. Standardized tests, teacher recommendation, and a cognitive abilities test determine potential eligibility in the formal placement procedure. A portfolio may be included in this process. The gifted program selection screening may be put in motion by teacher nomination, standardized test review, or nomination by a parent or student. A referral can be initiated at any time during the school year until April 1 of that year. After the placement committee has reviewed the criteria at the school level, parents are notified in writing as to the results of the eligibility decision.

Glade Hill Gifted Program

The elementary gifted program offers a combination of options including in-class differentiation, after-school workshops, full-day workshops, summer enrichment sessions, and/or field trips. Our middle school program also provides in-class differentiation, after-school programs and summer enrichment sessions. At the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh grade levels, students who qualify may participate in the Summer Piedmont Regional Governor’s School Program in Chatham, Virginia. At the high school level, the gifted student may choose to participate in advanced placement classes, honors classes, a variety of course offerings, as well as apply to attend the Roanoke Valley Governor’s School for Science and Technology and Summer Residential Governor's School.

Gifted Program

Our mission is to provide a comprehensive education program for students in Franklin County Public Schools who need and can meet the rigorous challenges of our academics, arts, and technology, now and in the future.

FCPS Local Gifted Plan 2017-2019
Printed copies of the Local Gifted Plan are available upon request from the Gifted Department located at the Franklin County School Board Office.

Virginia Regulations Governing Educational Services for Gifted Students

Understanding the Virginia Regulations Governing Educational Services for Gifted Students

For more information, contact the Gifted and Talented Program personnel at Franklin County School Board Office,
(540) 483-5732.

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