Gifted and Talented

The Office of Gifted and Talented Program of Services is committed to provide appropriate differentiated learning opportunities for students in various formats. The differentiated learning opportunities focus on student interest, readiness and abilities.  It is the mission of this office to equip students with the tools to identify, nurture, utilize and maximize their innate gifts and talents through the provision of intellectually stimulating instructions.

The Gifted Program of Services provides and/or supports the following:

Elementary Level

Gifted Instruction on site at each elementary school

Gifted Resource Regular Classroom instruction and support

Gifted Resource Support and Instruction at the Preschool Centers

Supplemental  Student Activities Available

Odyssey of the Mind 

Jacob’s Ladder

Camp Launch




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Middle School

Honors Classes - Core Subjects
Odyssey of the Mind 
Camp Launch

All High Schools

Honors Classes - Core Subjects
Advanced Placement Classes - Core Subjects
Governor’s School for the Arts
Summer Residential Governor’s School

This office recognizes that students must be challenged to become problem solvers who apply, analyze, synthesize and evaluate information.  In turn, students develop and create  solutions, not just recite answers to problems.

Local Gifted and Talented Plan 2016-2020

Helpful Links

Virginia Association for the Gifted

National Association for Gifted Children

Hoagies' Gifted Education

VDOE Gifted Education and Governor's Schools

Contact Information

Beverly C. Jackson
Supervisor, Gifted and Talented, Foreign Languages
and English As A Second Language (ESL)
Phone:  757-393-8885 | Fax:  757-393-5285

Gale Quinsay
Administrative Secretary
Gifted and Talented, Foreign Languages and ESL
Phone:  757-393-8885 | Fax:  757-393-5285