FAQ's about Qualification and Placement
FAQ's About Qualification and Placement
1. How does a child qualify for the gifted program?
- A student is eligible for special programs for the gifted if he/she demonstrates the following: superior intellectual development with an intelligence quotient of two standard deviations or more above the mean
- A majority of characteristics of gifted children
- A need for a special program for the gifted
2. Who can refer a child for evaluation for possible gifted placement?
- Referrals for screening and evaluations for the gifted student program can be made by the child's teacher or other staff member, the parents/guardians or in some cases by the child.
3. When can a child be referred for the gifted program?
- In Florida, children can be referred when they are of school age (at Lockmar, grades k-6.)
If you would like more information regarding the qualification process, please email Mrs. Lindsay Nichols at Nichols.email@example.com
There are many great resources on the Internet for parents of gifted learners. Some sites you may want to visit include:
• Brevard County GSP Parent Connection
• Information and support about nature and needs of gifted students.
• Mensa, the high IQ society, provides a forum for intellectual exchange among its members. There are members in more than 100 countries around the world.
• Support the needs of the high potential learners.
• TIP provides above grade-level testing, advanced learning opportunities, challenging resources, and special recognition for achievement.
• Summer programs, residential, day, online classes