The window to request a parent referral for Gifted Eligibility Testing this school year is open from September 1 through September 30.  Please visit these links: 



    GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) at Hope-Hill 


    The Georgia State Board of Education defines a gifted student as “…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 special ancillary services to achieve at levels commensurate with his or her abilities.” 

    Atlanta Public Schools provide services for identified gifted students at all levels. The gifted program is designed to meet the very specific needs of these students and extend competencies in the areas of cognitive skills, learning skills, research and reference skills, communication skills, and metacognitive skills beyond the experience of the regular classroom. 

    At Hope-Hill, gifted students are served using a Resource Model in 1st-5th grades.  Students attend the Resource class one day per week and participate in cross-curricular units of study, project-based learning, and creative and critical thinking skills instruction. 

    We also offer a robust Talent Development program.  High-achieving students may be invited to participate in the Gifted Resource class, and we have a variety of enrichment opportunities for all students including clubs, competitions, and leadership roles.   

    For questions or additional information regarding Hope-Hill’s Gifted and Talent Development programs, please contact: 

    Stephanie Curtis 

    Gifted Lead Teacher 






    Please visit the Atlanta Public Schools Gifted and Talented website for more information. You will find answers to frequently asked questions about how we identify, serve, enrich, and support gifted students: AtlantaPublicSchoolsGATE.