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Gifted Education
Ms. Kristie Heath
Gifted Coordinator K-12
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Ms. Regina Willingham
Gifted Content Lead Teacher
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High Performance Platform
         
   
Parents and Students - Looking for information to help your child as he or she moves toward a career?  Check out the High Performance Platform!

High Performance:  For CCPS, high performance means the implementation and sustaining of focused and intentional actions that create a healthy organizational culture that consistently results in measured outcomes that exceed prior, predicted, planned, expected, or average outcomes and one that normalizes improved, gap-closing achievement outcomes for all students and groups from one measurement or period of time to the next.


Gifted Education Mission Statement

State of Georgia Definition: A student who demonstrates a high degree of intellectual and/or creative ability(ies), exhibits an exceptionally high degree of motivation, and/or excels in specific academic fields, and who needs special instruction and/or ancillary services to achieve at levels commensurate with his or her abilities.

It is the belief of the Clayton County Public Schools system that, among "all students", there are gifted students that show potential for performing at exceptionally high levels compared to others of their age, experience, or environment.  Such students exist within all ethnic, geographic, and socioeconomic groups and need differentiated instruction to achieve at levels commensurate with their abilities.  The Clayton County Public Schools system is committed to meeting the special needs of these students by providing an array of service delivery options and educational opportunities.

We are excited to provide all students opportunities for greater curriculum development and college and career readiness.  Our new Advanced Learning for All plan will provide students the ability to take more accelerated course work.  Students will be able to take Accelerated Math in the sixth grade and students in the ninth grade will be able to take an Advanced Placement course, accelerated course, or Dual Enrollment.

Upcoming Events:

The seventh annual CCPS Science Olympiad is coming up on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the incredible Eddie White Middle School.  Science teams from over 25 elementary and middle schools will be participating in science events that involve engineering, critical thinking, and problem solving.  The Science Olympiad starts at 8:00 a.m. and concludes by 2:30 p.m.  Want to learn more about Science Olympiad, check out this great video produced by the students of Lee Street Elementary.

Websites of Interest
GaDOEGifted Symbol

Great website to check out Gifted resources from the state level
.  The website provides access to the state gifted manual, evaluation and eligibility information, and possible delivery models.

College Board

College Board offers a lot of information about preparing for college.  Sign up to learn more about Advanced Placement courses, possible scholarships, advice on how to help your child and also receive reminders for PSAT/SAT testing.  Want to see a great video?  Check out the students from Northcutt Elementary who did a short video on college readiness.  

AP for Students

College Board offers ways for students to look at different universities and colleges. This link will give you information the PSAT/SAT, Advanced Placement courses, College Planning and the ACCUPLACER. Sign up today!  Want to learn a little more about AP?  Check out these great videos by the students from Church Street Elementary and Kay Pace Elementary.

Khan Academy
Students have you taken the PSAT or the SAT?  If so, link your test scores with Khan Academy.  Studies show that students who spend up to 20 hours of practice on Khan Academy practicing in areas of deficit will show an over 100 point gain when he or she takes the test again.  SCORE!  Here's another great video from the students at King Elementary about Khan Academy.
Governor's Honors Program
Governor's Honors Program is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school students who will be rising juniors and seniors during the program.  This fabulous program offers innovative instruction in a student's area of concentration.  Check out this short video about the program.  The great students at Swint Elementary put together a short video about the Governor's Honors Program.  
Duke TIP

The Duke University Talent Identification Program is a nonprofit organization that supports academically talented students in grade four through twelve.  Duke TIP offers students the opportunity to attend summer residential programs, take the SAT, and take online courses.