Giles County Public Schools


To contact us:

Phone: 540-921-1421

Fax: 540-921-1424


General Information

Program Narrative Overview



Since the Giles County Public School System is a small, rural system, the primary focus of the gifted program takes place within the regular classroom setting.  Students receive a differentiated educational program based on their strengths and their needs.  Differentiated Education Plans (DEP’S) are maintained for each student by their regular classroom teacher(s) who provide differentiated activities –these are on-going and document the particular educational individualization each student receives.  Parents and students are encouraged to assist the teacher in planning the DEP’S through mutual conferences throughout the school year.  A record of differentiated activities offered each grading period is sent home with report cards to keep on-going communication between the teacher(s) and parents.


Students are identified in several areas:  The Gifted Education Program allows specific identification/placement for students in Language Arts and/or Math.  The program also allows for General Intellectual Ability placement where the students shows strengths in several core subject areas.  The Visual Arts program seeks to identify students at an early age that show artistic ability .  Allowing for the level of differentiation for each identified student to become more challenging as the student enters into grades 4-12


     Out-of-class activities for students include a computer science “pull-out” program once a week at the elementary level, a visual arts “pull-out” program once a week at the elementary level, and summer programs. The once per-week computer pull-out program is used to allow students placed in the program time with their academic level peers.  Students work on challenging computer programs and are encouraged to work together to solve problems. 


     Teachers are provided opportunities for training and in-service through different activities and programs, ranging from college credit programs to special workshops and conferences. 


     The Gifted Education Advisory Committee provides leadership and direction for the program, and members represent each  school, each community areas as will as teachers, administrators and business leaders. The specific task of the advisory committee is to review the gifted plan each year to be submitted to the School Board for approval.  The Gifted Education Plan for Giles County Is locally approved by the School Board on an annual basis. 


     Overall, the Giles County Gifted Education Program is a small scale program which strives to meet the needs of each gifted education student in Giles County Public Schools, through an interactive, dynamic array of services.