Students who are classified as Gifted, are served in their home schools (K-12).
For Referral Coordinators and Teachers of the Gifted: Forms for eligibility, staffings, and EP development may be accessed on ESE Site in ESE Forms. For students transferring from out of district or out of state, please complete the Gifted Telephone Verification form at the school and send to GiftedPaperwork@leonschools.net to complete the verification process.
The Leon County Schools Gifted Education Website has information for both parents and teachers interested in gifted education, including local and national gifted news, information about school-based programs, and the latest on the parent organization in Leon County.
The Florida Department of Education has developed a website with multiple links so that parents can access laws and regulations as well as publications related to giftedness. A DOE-funded program at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, WOGI (Working on Gifted Issues), also has a resource page that may be of interest.
National Association for Gifted Children is an organization of educators, administrators, and parents who unite to address the unique needs of children and youth with demonstrated gifts and talents as well as those children who may be able to develop their talent potential with appropriate educational experiences. Their website contains a wealth of information about giftedness and gifted education as well as listings of summer programs for gifted students.
The Association for the Gifted (TAG) was organized as a division of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) in 1958. TAG plays a major part in helping both professionals and parents work more effectively with one of our most precious resources: the gifted child. The primary purpose of this organization is to promote the welfare and education of children and youth with gifts, talents, and/or high potential.
Florida Gifted Network is a state-wide organization whose mission is to educate the public about the needs of gifted learners and to advocate effectively for issues that affect the rights of these exceptional students and the services they receive. This organization also serves as a source of information for parents of gifted students.
Florida Association for the Gifted (FLAG) is an affiliate of NAGC and is made up of teachers and administrators as well as parents. The mission of FLAG is to support educationally sound programs for the gifted through exchanging information, promoting research, supporting constructive changes in all areas of gifted education, and cooperating with other local and state organizations in reaching mutual goals and objectives in support of gifted education. FLAG offers a state-wide conference each October in addition to regional activities.
Duke University Talent Identification Program identifies academically talented students and provides programs and services to support the development of their optimal potential. The TIP at Duke is one of several US regional centers and serves the southeastern states including Florida.
The mission of the Davidson Institute for Talent Development is to recognize, nurture and support profoundly intelligent young people and to provide opportunities for them to develop their talents to make a positive difference. Formed in 1999, the institute is funded by Bob and Jan Davidson; it also has received grants from the Davidson Foundation to support the Davidson Fellows award and GT-CyberSource, a searchable database for information on giftedness.
Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) focuses primarily on the adults in the lives of gifted children. SENG provides information on identification, guidance, and effective ways to live and work with gifted individuals. SENG is dedicated to fostering environments in which gifted adults and children, in all their diversity, understand and accept themselves and are understood, valued, nurtured, and supported by their families, schools, workplaces, and communities.
Hoagies' Gifted Education Page is a resource guide for the education of gifted children with links to resources on nearly every aspect of gifted education available on the Internet, plus annotations and first hand information provided by parents.