Gifted Education

Each middle school will have a dedicated, gifted specialist for the 2018-2019 school year!

MVGS Seniors

Congratulations to MVGS Seniors!
From Left to Right (standing)
Caroline Yi, Alianna Kyle, Dawson Naccarato, Jessica Montgomery, Jacob Waters, Sydney Montgomery, and Cameron Collart (kneeling) Not shown: Alex Brewer and Abigail Cole​

NEW! - 2017-2018 Parent Survey - Click Here
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Upcoming Events         

Gifted Events Calendar

Local Gifted Plan

Gifted Advisory

Gifted Education Referral  Forms 

Información sobre educación para estudiantes talentosos en español

Gifted Education Staff Contact Information

Top 10 Myths in Gifted Education

2017-18 Recommended Courses for Gifted

SummerQuest! Program

NAGC Parent Information Tip Sheet                                              
Process for Appeals  

Upcoming Events to put on your calendar!

May 21st - deadline for requesting your child be re-admitted to ACE for next year.  This applies to elementary programs and is for previously identified gifted students only. 

Congratulations to our Math 24 tournament winners from March 15th!


 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade
1st - Dylan Trull
2nd - Beckett Capellini
3rd - Abby Rice
4th - Samantha Thomas 
1st - Alan Hercules
2nd - Riley Kitts
3rd - Aislynn Frazier
4th - Bryan Balderrama 
1st - Peter Nenyuk
2nd - Hunter Tanner
3rd - Baylor Capellini
4th - Charlie Holland 
1st - Sophia Miglino
2nd - Peter Miglino
3rd - Caleb Smith
4th - Sophie Zimmerman


                               Process for the identification of students to the Gifted Program



Gifted Education in Culpeper

The Culpeper Gifted Program is designed to extend the educational experiences of children who have met the County criteria for gifted services. Academically Challenging Education (ACE) is designed for grades K through twelve. Advanced classes are available for these students in grades six through 12. During the school year, Mountain Vista Governor's School for Science, Math, and Technology is available for high-ended learners in grades 10, 11 and 12. 

Students may be identified to receive gifted services in the area of General Intellectual Aptitude in grades K-12. A student may be referred in writing for the identification process by a parent, teacher, peer, community member, or by self-nomination. Referral forms may be obtained from the gifted specialist of each school. Culpeper County schools use multiple criteria to assure the systematic and objective selection of students for gifted services.

All students identified for the gifted program in grades one through five are cluster grouped within the general education classroom. Students identified for the gifted program in grades six through 12 are clustered in classes which are designated as delivering gifted services. The general education teacher who teaches a cluster of gifted students differentiates curriculum instruction to meet their needs.

The gifted specialists are responsible for screening and assessment, leading the school Identification/Placement Committee, and coordinating services for gifted students. The gifted specialists act as differentiation resource personnel to the cluster teachers. Each elementary and middle school is serviced by a gifted specialist. The high schools have a gifted liaison who handles gifted education referrals and testing, governor's school applications, and acts as a resource for gifted students, parents and teachers.

The Culpeper County Schools' Gifted curriculum for grades one through five is academically advanced.The program accommodates the high abilities of gifted students, and leads to greater knowledge and development of creativity and other thinking skills. The gifted specialists follow a division-wide core curriculum which consists of units from William and Mary and other research based units of study specifically designed for gifted students.

In grades six through eight, students identified as gifted are eligible to take the ACE elective course. This semester elective course is academically advanced. Gifted students are also eligible for advanced math and language arts classes.

In grades nine through twelve, students identified eligible to receive gifted services are offered a full range of challenging courses, including Honors, Advanced Placement, Independent Study, Virtual High School, and Dual Enrollment classes. Tenth, eleventh and twelfth graders have the opportunity to participate in the Mountain Vista Governor's School for Science, Math, and Technology.

Students who are identified eligible to receive gifted services in grades five, six and seven have the opportunity to attend the Regional Governor's School for the Gifted (SummerQuest!). Students who are identified eligible for gifted services in tenth and eleventh grade have the opportunity to attend Residential Summer Governor's School for the Gifted.
School level information and discussion meetings for parents of students identified eligible to receive gifted services, interested community members, and parents are held twice during the school year at the elementary and middle schools.