In an effort to provide transparency in addressing excellence gaps in Henrico County Public Schools’ gifted programs and advanced achievement program demographics, this public site is available to all stakeholders. The March 25 School Board presentation topics provided on this site are intended to inform our community on how HCPS will address excellence gaps in Henrico’s gifted programs and demographic disproportionality in our school division.
(Dates are subject to change as conditions arise.)
Nov. 8-19, 2021
Schools will host a school-based in-person or virtual Q&A meeting to answer questions about the identification process for the 2021-22 school year. Schools will contact families on the specific dates and times.
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. Using rigorous 21st Century curricula and innovative instructional opportunities, HCPS encourages all students to maximize their potential.
New bylaw provisions approved by the HCPS School Board allow for a quorum of five members to attend publicly while others who wish to participate virtually may do so through videoconferencing. Gifted Education Advisory Committee members who choose to attend the meeting onsite must follow HCPS protocol for entering public buildings. This includes wearing a face covering at all times, verbally answering a series of health questions, and maintaining social distance. If you do plan to attend the meeting onsite at our designated 2021-22 meeting sites, please RSVP to Christine Sprouse at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will provide distanced seating, a hand sanitizer station, and follow all COVID-19 protocol at our onsite meeting.
If we don’t have quorum of five members onsite, we will have to cancel our planned meeting.
Microsoft Teams links for community members who prefer to access the video conference online are provided above. Since we will be having a hybrid meeting of an onsite quorum group and virtual call participants, it is suggested that you bring a smartphone or laptops and earbuds if possible, to access the video call onsite. That way, we can all see each other and interact.
The Henrico County Gifted Education Advisory Council 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 group examines issues and advises the School Board, parents and the community on gifted education.
Henrico County Public Schools, an innovative leader in educational excellence, will actively engage our students in diverse educational, social, and civic learning experiences that inspire and empower them to become contributing citizens.