In order for a student to qualify for the gifted program, three of the four categories below must be met:

Students in grades K-12 in the Irwin County School District who demonstrate a high degree of intellectual, academic and/or creative ability are provided with special instructional services by the Program for Gifted Students.  Eligibility criteria for placement are determined by the State Board of Education.  Referrals for consideration for eligibility for gifted services may be made by teachers, counselors, administrators, parents or guardians, peers, self and other individuals with knowledge of the student’s abilities.

For a summary of eligibility criteria or for further information about Irwin County’s Program for Gifted students, please contact the gifted education teacher(s) at your child’s school or Dr. Stacie Howard, system Gifted Program Coordinator, at 468-9510.  The Irwin County School System Gifted Manual is also available on the Irwin County School System website.