Gifted & Talented Information
Gifted Testing Parent Referral Window is open from September 1 through September 30.
To request a form to refer your child for gifted program eligibility testing this school year, please view the video orientation to gifted eligibility testing (below), in addition to the location of the electronic parent referral form. Gifted eligibility testing will take place early in the spring semester this school year.
Referring Your Child for Gifted Eligibility Testing
Identifying Gifted Children
The Gifted and Talented Program in the Atlanta Public School System provides differentiated instruction for the 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 which 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.
***VIRTUAL Gifted Screening and Referral Frequently Asked Questions ***
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 Gifted and Talented Permission to Test form (en espanol)) provides parents with the documentation needed to refer and grant permission for a child to be tested for gifted services.