Welcome! I have created this page in hopes of answering some of the questions that you may have concerning the Focus Program. Please let me know if you have any questions.
What is Giftedness?
Children are gifted when their ability is significantly above the norm for their age. The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) refers to gifted individuals as those who demonstrate outstanding levels of aptitude or competence in one or more domains ( intellectual, creative, artistic, leadership, or specific academic fields).
Is My Child Gifted?
No two children are exactly alike and gifted children are no exception. If you are visiting this page, and you believe that your child is gifted, you may want to begin by exploring the following common characteristic of gifted children. If you would like to consider referring your child for gifted services, please contact both your child's classroom teacher as well as to me, Mrs. Lee, by February 28, 2019.
For more information concerning the identification process, please consider visiting the SCPS Gifted Education site by clicking here.
My Child is Gifted. Now What?
If your child has gone through the screening process you have received a confirmation letter from SCPS, he or she will begin to receive "Focus" services. In the interim, you may find the following link very helpful.
What is Focus?
Stafford County's Focus on Excellence Program is designed to help those students that demonstrate outstanding levels of aptitude or competence, reach their maximum levels of potential. SCPS is dedicated to supporting students, their families, and general education teachers to enable gifted and talented students to make continuous progress in school through an engaging and challenging curriculum.
How Can I Get Involved?
SCPS encourages parents to become involved and stay involved throughout their child's educational journey throughout the Focus on Excellence Program. Opportunities for involvement include field trips, mentors for independent study projects, assistants for after-school thinking/game clubs, Open House nights, parent workshops, parent conferences, and the Gifted Advisory Committee.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me! I am more than happy to help!
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