Gifted

Follow us on Twitter!Welcome! Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) offers gifted education services at all levels through a combination of school-based options and citywide programs. Through a variety of experiences, gifted students engage in rigorous learning opportunities through differentiated instruction that is responsive to the academic, social and emotional needs of the student.

VBCPS identifies students in the areas of:

  • General Intellectual Aptitude (advanced aptitudes demonstrated by skills and creative expression in general intellectual ability); and
  • Visual and Performing Arts Aptitude (specific aptitudes in selected visual or performing arts demonstrated by skills and creative expression and excelling consistently in the development of a product or performance in any of the visual and/or performing arts).

Informational Parent Video: How to Apply for Gifted Services

Learn about locating the Gifted Application:

English: https://youtu.be/FLM3bNZM7Wc
Spanish: https://youtu.be/ts5uUO8fjns


Middle School Gifted Resource Program

Gifted programs in action. VBCPS Spotlight on the Gifted experienceAll VBCPS middle schools offer an inclusive resource-cluster model for students identified as intellectually gifted. Gifted students are grouped with their peers in gifted cluster classes and are offered opportunities for enrichment and differentiation to meet their academic and social-emotional needs. Gifted Resource Teachers at each school work closely with the teachers of these cluster classes to provide coaching, training, and support to maximize the learning opportunities and potential for student success. Pacing in the advanced cluster classes is rapid, with students exploring the subjects in greater depth, with additional intensity and through a conceptual lens.

To see examples of the Middle School Gifted Cluster Program in action, click here: https://www.smore.com/j29bf

For more information about gifted services visit the gifted education webpages for your student below: