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Gifted Education

Gifted students are those who perform at or who have demonstrated the potential to perform at high levels in academic or creative fields when compared to others of their same age, experience, or environment. These students require services not ordinarily provided by the general education program. Students possessing these abilities can be found in all populations, across all economic strata, and in all areas of human endeavor.

Teachers, counselors, administrators, parents/guardians, etc., or any other individuals with knowledge of the student's abilities may certainly refer a student. Additionally, all second grade students will be observed as potential gifted referrals using a gifted behavior checklist.

For each student referred, information is gathered in the areas of Aptitude, Characteristics, and Performance. The information is entered on a matrix where points are assigned according to established criteria. The total number of points earned determines if the student qualifies for Gifted Services.

To make a referral, please feel free to contact our Gifted Specialist, Martina Melton. To contact Mrs. Melton, please call 251.380.8120 for Middle/High or 251.452.6452 for Elementary. Mrs. Melton may also be reached via e-mail at
You may also contact the Special Education Chairperson (LEA) at your child's school.