REFERRAL ANNOUNCEMENT (for the 2015-2016 school year, but still contains helpful information - stay tuned for updates for the next school year)
We are currently accepting parent referrals from parents of 5th graders wishing to have their children evaluated for gifted education services. Students can be referred one time each school year—please contact your child’s SEARCH teacher if he or she was evaluated during the 2015-2016 school year before sending in a referral form. If your child is found eligible, they can participate in FUTURA or join in on SPECTRUM in the middle school (start date depends on the date the referral is received)
For Parents of 4th Grade Students:
Students with qualifying test scores on the CogAT and/or NNAT will receive a district referral via US mail in February. With parent permission (via a signed referral form), these students will be evaluated for gifted services. Parents of students who did not receive a district referral letter but who wish to have their children evaluated, may submit a parent referral in March. Look out for an announcement for the referral deadline for the 2016-2017 school year.. Referrals received by the deadline will be processed and eligible students will enter FUTURA with the start of the next school year. Referrals received later in the year may or may not be processed in time for eligible students to begin FUTURA with the start of the next school year.
SEARCH lessons fulfill the goals of the LCPS Gifted Education Department which are:
1.To become divergent creative thinkers who recognize problems and solve them.
2.To construct personal meaning and understanding of others and of the world around them.