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 25th School Board presentation topics provided on this site are intended to inform our community on how Henrico County Public Schools will address excellence gaps in Henrico’s Gifted Programs and demographic disproportionality in our district.
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.
*Dates are subject to change as conditions arise.*
November 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 2021-2022 school year; schools will be contacting families on the specific dates/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 5 members to attend publicly while others who wish to participate virtually may do so through Microsoft TEAMs video conferencing. GEAC members who choose to attend the meeting on-site 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 on-site meeting at our designated 21-22 meeting sites, would you please RSVP to Ms. Christine Sprouse so we can plan accordingly: email@example.com We will provide socially distanced seating, a hand sanitizer station, and follow all covid protocol at our on-site meeting.
*If we don’t have a GEAC member quorum of 5 on-site, we will have to cancel our planned GEAC meeting.*
Microsoft Teams links for community members that prefer to access the video conference online are provided above. Since we will essentially be having a hybrid meeting of an on-site quorum group and virtual TEAMS call participants, it is suggested that you bring a smartphone or laptops & earbuds if possible, to access the TEAMs call on-site. 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 Council 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.