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Gifted Identification Update (August 4, 2020)

Plans are underway to resume gifted identification this fall. The division-level Gifted Identification/Placement Committee will meet throughout the months of August and September to make decisions regarding eligibility and placement for gifted services. Parents/guardians will be notified as decisions are made. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the gifted resource teacher at your child's school.

Delivery of Services Update (August 4, 2020)

In 2020-21, gifted education services will be delivered virtually through Canvas during the first quarter. Information and sample schedules are available on the PWCS Return to Learn FAQ Page. Additional information will come from your child's gifted resource teacher in the coming weeks.

Summer Residential Governor's School

Congratulations to the following students who were accepted to the Summer Residential Governor's School for 2020. The students were selected for Agriculture (AG), Humanities (HUM), Arts (VPA), or Math, Science, and Technology (MST), Medicine and Health Sciences (MHS), and Engineering (ENG).

Battlefield High School: Nathan Kim (AG), Isabel Lee (VPA), Phoebe Yoon (HUM), Sungbin Yun (MST)

C.D. Hylton High School: Jemma Alumbaugh (HUM), Randa Ampah (AG), Jenascia Armstrong (HUM), Nicole Castaneda (HUM), Lexie Gregory (MST), Gianna Jirak (HUM), Jacob Kawada (MST), Elizabeth Kemp (HUM), Chloe Pressley (HUM), Sofia Simonian (HUM), Tsion Sisay (HUM), NIna Stolmeier (HUM)

Colgan High School: Edwin Dogan (VPA), Aaron Islam (VPA), Bridget Kim (VPA), Zayvinn Lin (MST), Solomon Ralston (MST), Rebecca Rock (VPA), Melanie Rosado (MST), Erin Shields (VPA), Jaylen Smith (VPA), Amiya Williams (VPA)

Forest Park High School: Jacob Alachnowicz (MST), Kai Dove (MST)

Gar-Field High School: Abigail Herbas (MST), Krisshan Tran (VPA), Aubrey Venteicher-Shulman (HUM), Keyla Villatoro Cruza (HUM)

Osbourn Park High School: Cayla Celis (MST), Sarayu Devabhaktuni (AG), Diana Ene (HUM), Sanjana Jetty (AG), Omar Khan (MST), Aayushee Kishore (MST), Vishnu Lakshmanan (MST), Elyse Lanquaye (AG), Anya Mansur (HUM), Megan Nguyen (AG), Clarence Ramirez (MHS), Andrea Rhee (MST), Riddhima Guyvala Telugu (MST)

Patriot High School: Ritika Bawa (AG), Zoe Frantz (VPA), Trish Lam (HUM), Megan Lim (MST), Zahra Malik (HUM), Dede Sackey (AG), Lauren Snowden (HUM), Courtney Van (HUM), Kalea Wen (ENG)

Stonewall Jackson High School: Malaika Campbell (HUM), Dylan David (HUM), Maria Sigmon (HUM)

Woodbridge High School: Emily Boyt (MST), Renato Econa (HUM), Charlotte Flynn (HUM), Sadia Srabony (HUM)


Referrals for evaluation for Gifted Education services

If you are interested in referring a student for gifted services, you may obtain a referral form (PDF) (referral form - Spanish (PDF) or from the gifted education resource teacher at your child's school.  View a complete list of resource teachers with links to email.

After receiving your referral, the gifted resource teacher will send home permission for evaluation and a parent report (Parent Report English PDF) (Parent Report - Spanish PDF). You may request an electronic version of the parent report from the gifted resource teacher. The identification process will begin when you return the completed forms.

Summer and Year-Round Enrichment Programs

Each year, the Virginia Association for the Gifted (VAG) compiles a list of summer and enrichment opportunities for students in Virginia. View enrichment opportunities on the VAG website (PDF) for more information.

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