Gifted Services

Book Recommendations

Books serve as a useful way to navigate the many facets of supporting gifted learners. Here is a compilation of books to consider that can offer insight into your child’s strengths and their needs:   The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Send of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives   by William Stixrud, […]

Identification Process

Each year, the total population of our school is screened by school staff to create a pool of eligible highly able candidates based on students’ participation and performance in various academic and arts activities.Screening is formal: We review all test scores following standardized testing, and scholastic academic performance.Screening is also informal: We note students’ competitions, […]

Delivery of Services

Gifted students need opportunities to think abstractly, work at various rates and levels of complexity, and pursue tasks independently. In addition, students eligible for gifted services need opportunities to learn with others of like abilities, as well as opportunities to develop socio-emotionally. APS Gifted Services are implemented through school-based and countywide activities, which comply with […]

Gifted Services

Welcome to Gifted Services at Barcroft!  Please take a look through the helpful links in the menu on the left to discover more about what Barcroft has to offer our growing scholars. You are welcome to reach out to our Resource Teacher for the Gifted (RTG), Kia Kinsler, via email kia.kinsler@apsva.us at any time. A message […]