Gifted & Talented Information
The Parent Referral window for Gifted Eligibility Testing is now open through October 29.
If your child was not assessed for first look gifted eligibility last school year, you may refer your child for consideration of gifted eligibility assessments to be held this school year from February to April, 2022. Students referred by a parent must also meet the additional criterion of a score at the 80th percentile or higher on the district-administered MAP Growth test in either Reading of Math to receive the gifted eligibility assessments. Please click here and submit one form for each child.
Identifying Gifted Children
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 Referal process will open October 1 - October 29, 2021. Watch your local school website for the parent referral and permission to test announcement.