Students showing what they are learning.

 Teacher Contact Info:
Kat Parrish
Room #605
Fosterkj@pwcs.edu
703-590-9874

Daily Office Hours:  1:00pm - 3:00pm
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Gifted Identification Update (June 8, 2020):

With the closure of Prince William County Schools due to COVID-19, gifted identification has been on hold.  At this time, we expect to resume the identification process in August.  Additional meetings of the  division-level Gifted Identification/Placement Committee have been scheduled to review cases and make decisions regarding eligibility and placement for gifted services.  We will continue to keep you updated as new information becomes available. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the gifted resource teacher at your child's school.


Elementary Gifted Services in Prince William County:

K-3rd grade:
The START (Strategies for Teaching and Reaching for Talent) program offers gifted education services for identified students in kindergarten through third grade.  Students are identified based on specific academic aptitude in the areas of language and/or mathematics.  Because of their advanced academic abilities, gifted students need acceleration and enrichment, as well as opportunities for creative and critical thinking. The START goals are to challenge students to develop their skills in thinking critically, creatively, and reflectively.  Students are offered a variety of educational opportunities that extend and enrich the county curriculum and support the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs).

4th and 5th grade:The SIGNET (Students Involved in Gifted Needs in Education Today) program offers gifted education services for identified students in fourth and fifth grades. Students are identified based on specific academic aptitude in the areas of language and/or mathematics. Because of their advanced academic abilities, gifted students need acceleration and enrichment, as well as opportunities for creative and critical thinking.  The SIGNET goals are to challenge students to develop their skills in thinking critically, creatively, and reflectively.  Students are offered a variety of educational opportunities that extend and enrich the county curriculum, support the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs), and encourage the exploration of areas of interest.