Gifted Education

The mission of the Waynesboro Public Schools is teaching children and maximizing their potential. We are committed to providing the curriculum, personnel, facilities, programs, and activities that will enable children to achieve this goal.

The educational programs of Waynesboro Public Schools are designed to meet the unique abilities, needs, and talents of the individual child. A quality background in the basic fundamentals is required of all students. Rigor and excellence are expected in the classroom. Potential is fostered in each student by providing challenging and relevant instruction which focuses on issues, themes, and ideas within and across areas of study; by encouraging thinking at the analysis, synthesis, and evaluation levels; by identifying and enriching strengths and interests; and by promoting opportunities for students to be creative and independent learners.

The Waynesboro Public School System recognizes that there are students in kindergarten through grade 12 whose abilities and potential for accomplishment are so outstanding that they require differentiated curricula and instructional approaches to facilitate the maximum development of their potential. The criteria for identification are as follows:

Evidence of majority of gifted characteristics and behaviors as delineated by a Renzulli rating scale, peer recommendations and Parent/Guardian Questionnaire.

Evidence of superior intellectual development as measured by performance on individually or group administered nationally norm-referenced aptitude test. Scores in the 9th stanine, 96th percentile or higher, are considered evidence supporting identification.

Evidence of academic need for program services as recommended by division level identification/placement team.

Local Plan for the Education of the Gifted: 2016-2021

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