Gifted Education Programs at GCPS









Gifted Education Programs at GCPS

Gifted education programs provide academic challenges by extending Gwinnett’s AKS program. The gifted program is called FOCUS at the elementary school level, PROBE at the middle school level, and is referred to as gifted education and QUEST in high school. Students participating in the program receive instruction in one or more of the following forms: resource classes, cluster classes, and advanced-content classes.

Students are identified and placed in gifted education based on criteria established by the Georgia General Assembly and the state Board of Education. Students who transfer from gifted education programs within the state will be placed into the Gwinnett program, providing the original placement was correctly completed. Students who transfer from out of state must meet Georgia requirements.

Parents should notify the school when registering if their child was identified as a gifted education student in his or her previous school. The gifted program teacher at the local school will review the student’s educational records and discuss them with the parents. For more information, contact the local school or call the Gifted Program office at (678) 301-7020.