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.lindsay@brevardschools.org

Parent Resources

There are many great resources on the Internet for parents of gifted learners.  Some sites you may want to visit include:

•      https://sites.google.com/view/brevard-county-elementary-gsp/parent-connection?authuser=0

•      Brevard County GSP Parent Connection

•      http://oedb.org/ilibrarian/50-essential-links-forthe-parents-of-gifted-children

•      Information and support about nature and needs of gifted students.

•      https://www.mensa.org

•      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.

•      https://www.nagc.org

•      Support the needs of the high potential learners.

•      https://tip.duke.edu/programs/4th-6th-gradetalent-search/educators

•      TIP provides above grade-level testing, advanced learning opportunities, challenging resources, and special recognition for achievement.

•      http://www.giftedstudy.org

•      Summer programs, residential, day, online classes