Gifted Education Program – What Do I Need to Know?
Students, grades kindergarten through twelve, in the Savannah Chatham County School System who demonstrate a high degree of intellectual, academic, and/or creative ability are provided with special instructional services by the Program for Gifted Students. Eligibility criteria for placement in this program are determined by the State Board of Education. Referrals for consideration for eligibility for gifted services may be made by teachers, counselors, administrators, parents or guardians, peers, self, and other individuals with knowledge of the student's abilities.
Gifted Education Program Philosophy
The philosophy of the Savannah Chatham County Public School System gifted department is to meet the instructional needs of gifted learners based on each student’s unique abilities.
Modifications must be made in content, process, product, and pacing of curriculum. The gifted program emphasizes the gifted student’s need for interaction with intellectual peers and for an educational experience that includes a high level of depth and rigor compared to students in the general population.
Collaboration is encouraged between the teacher, parents, and student to adapt resources and instructional methods that will allow for specialized educational experiences which will promote the development and expression of the gifted student reaching their highest potential.
The SCCPSS gifted department offers nomination, testing, and services to students from all walks of life.