Students deserve educational opportunities commensurate with their needs and abilities. Henrico County Public Schools (HCPS) is committed to the use of multiple criteria for identifying gifted students from all cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Accordingly, the district provides a qualitatively differentiated instructional program that includes rigorous 21st Century curriculum content and innovative instructional opportunities for students in grade K-12. HCPS also recognizes the complex social and emotional needs of gifted students.

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  • Gifted Identification Process
    Gifted identification is a multistep process used to identify K-12 students from various backgrounds who are eligible for service options through HCPS Programs for the Gifted.

    Grades K-1 FAQs       

    Grades 2-12 FAQs

    Parent/Guardian Questionnaire
    Please complete and return this document to your child’s school once a referral has been submitted.

    Transfer Policy

  • Gifted Young Scholars Academy

    Governor’s School Programs   

    Diversity In Gifted Education (coming soon)  


    K-12 Services

    The HCPS Gifted Resource Program is designed to nurture and extend curiosity, metacognition, and creative
    expression through a variety of student-centered opportunities. Students will become self-directed learners through
    experiences that foster creative risk-taking and support intellectual development. Utilizing rigorous 21st Century curriculum and innovative instructional opportunities, HCPS encourages all students to maximize their potential.

    Cluster Grouping

    School-Based and Zone Center Locations

    HCPS Gifted Goals

    Pathways & Early Bird Accelerated Math Program

    Opportunities for Gifted Middle School Students

    Opportunities for Gifted High School Students

  • Gifted News Parent Blog                            

    Gifted Education in Virginia

    State Gifted Advisory Committee

    Virginia Association for the Gifted

    National Association for Gifted Children


    HCPS Gifted Education Advisory Council

    The Henrico County Gifted Education Advisory Council (GEAC) is composed of parents, teachers, administrators, support staff, community representatives, and student representatives, dedicated to the study of issues and concerns of gifted education. The Council examines issues and advises the School Board, parents, and community on gifted education.

Contact Information:

Patricia Griffin, Educational Specialist 804-652-3790

Amanda Nevetral, Coordinator 804-652-3792

Kevin Carr, Coordinator 804-652-3520