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    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.  

    At Sylvan, all students identified as Gifted by the state of Georgia receive their Gifted services by taking all Advanced Content courses in ELA, Math, and Science.  These course are taught at the most rigorous level and embed the Gifted standards in the instruction to allow for advanced critical thinking, communication, creativity, analytical and research skills. 

    In addition to Gifted identified students, our Advanced Content courses also serve high-achieving students who are not identified as Gifted.  These students are identified based on their academic performance and lexile scores and placed in these courses as Talent Development students. 

    During the 2021-2022 school year, Gifted 6th & 7th grade students recieve services in advance content in thier Science classes.  The 8th grade Gifted students recieve services in advance conent in ELA and Math. 


    Gifted Testing Parent Referral Window is open October 1 through October 29 -

    To request a form to refer your child for gifted program elgibility testing this school year, please click here for a video orientation to gifted eligibilty testing will take place early in the spring semester this school year.  Parents wishing to refer their child(ren) for testing should access the following link: 2021-2022 Parent Referral Link for Gifted Testing

    Travel Updates for Gifted Students

    GATE Occassionally plans trips for students serviced by the Gifted Department.  Any communication recieved will be emailed to parents and posted here, on the Sylvan Hills Middle School website!

    Sylvan Hills Middle School

    Gifted Contact

    Dr. Smith-Worthy


    1461 Sylan Hills Road S.W.

    Atlanta, Georgia 30310

    404-802-6200 School

    470-265-5521 Cell





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