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    At JCYMS, all students identified as Gifted by the state of Georgia receive their Gifted services by taking all Advanced Content courses in ELA, Math, Social Studies, and Science.  These courses are taught at the most rigorous level and embed the Gifted standards in the instruction to allow for advanced critical thinking, communication, creativity, analytical, and research skills.  

    In addition to identifying gifted students, our Advanced Content courses also serve high-achieving students who are not identified as Gifted.  These students are identified based on their academic performance and Lexile scores and placed in these courses as Talent Development students.  

    During the 2023-2024 school year, we will be placing our Gifted 6th-grade students into Accelerated Math.  This Math course will teach students all of 6th grade Math plus half of the 7th grade in one school year.  This pathway will continue throughout middle school, allowing these students to take Algebra in 8th grade.

    To serve the students who may still be high-achieving but not placed into the Advanced Content courses, we also offer Honors-level courses.  Students are placed in Honors courses based on their prior performance, test scores, and grade average in their content classes.


    Gifted Testing Parent Referral Window is open September 1st -30th - To request a form to refer your child for gifted program eligibility testing this school year, please click here for a video orientation to gifted eligibility testing will take place early in the spring semester this school year.  Parents wishing to refer their child(ren) for testing should access the following link: Parent Referral Link for Gifted Testing


    Travel Updates for Gifted Students

    OGATE occasionally plans trips for students serviced by the Gifted Department.  Any communication received will be emailed to parents and posted here, on the Jean Childs Young Middle School website!


    Please click here to access the district GATE website.


    Jean Childs Young Middle School

    Gifted Contact

    Dr. Sheree Turner

    3116 B.E. Mays Dr., SW

    Atlanta, Georgia 30311