The Gwinnett County Public Schools gifted education program serves students in grades K-12 by providing academic challenges for those students who qualify for gifted services. Gifted education students receive enriched academic curriculum experiences that focus on extending the Gwinnett County Public Schools’ core curriculum, the Academic Knowledge and Skills. Students are identified and placed in gifted education based on criteria established by the Georgia State Board of Education.
Students who transfer from gifted education programs within the State of Georgia have reciprocity into the Gwinnett program. Students who transfer from out-of-state must meet 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.
Students in grades 1-5 will be screened during the school year. You will be notified in writing if your student is referred for gifted testing based on the screening.
In order to qualify, students must meet the state criteria in three out of four areas.
These four areas are Mental Ability, Academic Achievement, Creativity, and Motivation.
Mental Ability 96th %ile
Achievement 90th %ile
Creativity 90th %ile or 90%
Motivation 90% (K-5)
For more information
please visit these websites
GCPS Gifted Information
GA Department of Education Information
Gifted Department Contacts
Jessica Gross - FOCUS testing coordinator
Celia Ramos - FOCUS teacher