The window to request a parent referral for Gifted Eligibility Testing this school year is open from September 1 through Sept
Click the 'Referral Process' Link for More Information

  • Welcome to the John Lewis Invictus Academy Gifted and Talented page.

    Here, you will find information about the program at JLIA, as well as the screening and referral process for gifted eligibility, and resources for parents. Mrs. Natasha Lang-Kennedy serves as the gifted go-to person and contact for the school, so if you have any questions about the program, please reach out to her at or by calling 404-802-6145.


    If you would like to learn more about GATE in APS, please visit their site 

Important Message for Parents

  • 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:

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  • Please note that if your child was evaluated during the 2022-2023 school year (including those coming from 6th grade), then he or she is not eligible for testing until the 2024-2025 school year. If you are interested in having your child assessed for gifted eligibility, please contact, Mrs. Lang-Kenneyd at, so that she can email a consent form for consideration for gifted assessment. This form must be returned on or before September 30th.  

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