Gifted and Talented Students 6-31

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 6-31


Gifted and Talented Students

  1. Purpose

    It is the policy of the School Board to actively promote and develop a qualitatively differentiated educational program for gifted and talented students in order to facilitate the fullest development of their potential. The program shall be in compliance with the Standards of Quality as prescribed by the General Assembly, the Virginia Board of Education Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia and The Virginia Plan for the Gifted approved by the Virginia Board of Education.

  2. Program Goals
    1. To develop an understanding of the characteristics which distinguish gifted and talented students from the general school population.
    2. To implement the Code of Virginia and the Board of Education Regulations Governing Educational Services for Gifted Students, including but not limited to the use of multiple criteria to identify gifted students.
    3. To provide continuous staff development for administrators, teachers and resource personnel.
    4. To provide educational programs which will enable each gifted and talented student to develop his or her abilities to their fullest potential.
    5. To provide for continuous formative and summative evaluation of the program for the gifted and talented.
    6. To improve awareness and understanding of the gifted and talented program among school personnel, parents, and other community members.
    7. To develop a long-range division-wide plan for the future of gifted and talented education.
    8. To ensure that each school provides students identified as gifted with instructional programs taught by teachers with special training or experience in working with gifted students.
  3. Local Plan for Gifted Education
    1. The Local Plan for Gifted Education (Local Plan), required by state law and Board of Education Regulations, shall be developed by the Superintendent and submitted to the School Board for approval before it is submitted to the Virginia Department of Education.
    2. The Superintendent shall prepare and submit the annual report, "Program for Gifted Education, as required by Board of Education Regulations and, upon approval and direction of the School Board, forward the annual report to the Virginia Department of Education.

Code of Va., § 22.1-253.13:1, as amended, Standard 1. Instructional programs supporting the Standards of Learning and other educational objectives.

Code of Va., § 22.1-18.1, as amended. Annual Report on Gifted Education required.

Virginia Board of Education, Regulations Governing Educational Service for Gifted Students. 8 VAC 20-40 et seq, as amended.

Virginia Board of Education Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia, 8 VAC 20-131-10 et seq, as amended.

Adopted by School Board: August 21, 1990
Amended by School Board: July 16, 1991
Amended by School Board: July 13, 1993 (Effective August 14, 1993)
Amended by School Board: October 6, 1998
Amended by School Board: November 21, 2000
Amended by School Board: June 6, 2006