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Gifted

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Henrico County Public Schools (HCPS) identifies and serves gifted  students in grades K-12.  We recognize that students deserve educational opportunities commensurate with their needs and abilities. We are  committed to the use of multiple criteria for identifying gifted students from all cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.  Accordingly, we are able to  provide a qualitatively differentiated instructional program that includes rigorous curriculum content and innovative instructional opportunities for students in grade K-12.  We understand  the complex social and emotional needs of gifted students and provide resources for parents and staff to support these needs.

Gifted Identification

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.

  • Gifted Identification Timeline for SY 22-23
  • Frequently Asked Questions 

  • Video from 22-23 Parent ID session

  • Transfer Policy

  • Gifted Identification Coordinator List

Gifted Programs and 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. Using rigorous 21st Century curricula and innovative instructional opportunities, HCPS encourages all students to maximize their potential.

Gifted Education Advisory Committee

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Commitment to Equity:

Henrico County Public Schools remains actively committed to an inclusive and diverse gifted program. Read more information about our initiatives below.