Identifying Gifted Children

  • Gifted Testing Flowchart

    The Gifted and Talented Program in the Atlanta Public School System provides differentiated instruction for intellectually advanced and creatively gifted student.  Gifted services are available for all eligible students in grades kindergarten through grade 12.  
    According to Georgia Board Rule 160-4-2-.38, a gifted and talented student is defined as one 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 which commensurate with his or her ability(ies).  

    1. Atlanta Public Schools' Implementation of Georgia Board Rule (en espanol) is the guideline that drives the qualification students must meet in order to be determined eligible for gifted services.
    2. The Screening and Referral Frequently Asked Questions (en espanol) answers questions regarding the gifted and talented identification process in Atlanta Public Schools. 

    3. The Identification and Assessment of Giftedness Frequently Asked Questions will provide information relating to the assessments used in the gifted identification process.

    4. The Parent Referral window opens annually in SEP or OCT. Watch your local school website for the Gifted parent referral window and permission to test announcement.