Gifted Education classes offer accelerated learning and enriched
academic curriculum experiences that focus on and extend Gwinnett County
Public Schools’ Academic Knowledge and Skills. Students are identified
and placed in gifted education based on criteria established by the
Georgia General Assembly and the Georgia State Board of Education.
Students who transfer from gifted education programs within the state of
Georgia have reciprocity into the Gwinnett program providing the
original placement was correctly completed. Students who transfer from
out-of-state must be evaluated and qualify by meeting Georgia requirements. Parents should notify the
school when registering their child that he/she was identified as a
gifted education student in their previous school.
Referrals to the gifted program may come from teachers, parents,
peers, the student her/himself or as the result of system-wide testing
scores. A school’s gifted eligibility team reviews referrals at the
beginning, middle, and end of each school year to determine which
students will be evaluated. Following the cutoff date at the end of a
school year, a student’s eligibility cannot be reviewed until the
beginning of the next school year. A child may be referred once during
grades K-2, once in grades 3-5, once in middle school and once during
high school. The evaluation includes the student’s mental aptitude,
achievement, creativity and motivation. Private evaluations and testing
may not be substituted for test data generated by the local school.