Henry County's Gifted Education Services Program, as mandated by Georgia law, provides services to identified gifted students. Referrals for testing are received from school personnel or parents during appropriate windows of scheduled time. All students will go through a screening process where classroom data is reviewed by a Schoolwide Eligibility Team. Based on this data, a decision will be made as to whether to test the student for gifted services. Parents will be notified of the decision in writing.
When tested, students are evaluated in four areas: mental ability, achievement, creativity, and motivation. Students must meet either three of the four criteria, or score at the 99th percentile (grades K-2) or 96th percentile (grades 3-12) on the composite or full scale score of a standardized mental ability test and meet the achievement criteria in order to be eligible to receive gifted services. While being in the gifted program, students must remain in good academic standing as defined by Henry County's Continuation Policy.
Students at Walnut Creek Elementary are served through a differentiated curriculum and advanced content standards in reading and math. I will be in each Gifted Education class daily to help each student explore topics that are interesting and meaningful. Each student will have the opportunity and be encouraged to integrate technology into their project based activity.
Interested in referring your child for possible gifted testing? Please follow this link to complete an online referral form: