The Department of Gifted Services provides a variety of programs designed to meet the needs of students with exceptional intellectual abilities from kindergarten through twelfth grade. We realize gifted students have special educational needs which must be met in order for them to reach their full potential, both intellectually and emotionally. Learn more about Gifted Services at NNPS.
For further information about Gifted Services in Virginia, a copy of the State Plan for Gifted is available in each school for your perusal or you can view online at the Virginia Department of Education.
Full-Time Sites for Gifted Learners
Grades 3 to 5 unless otherwise noted.
- Achievable Dream Academy
- Carver (Gr. 4-5)
- General Stanford
- Kiln Creek
- Lee Hall (Gr. 4-5)
- Saunders (Gr. 4-5)
Grades 6 to 8 unless otherwise noted.
- Achievable Dream Middle & High
- Huntington at Heritage HS (Gr. 8)
Not all high school programs come under the supervision of Gifted Services.
- Available at all high schools; open to all students:
- Honors Classes
- Advanced Placement Classes
- Application required:
- International Baccalaureate Program at Warwick High
- Governor's School for Science & Technology at New Horizons
Parents who are interested in serving on the Advisory Board may submit an application. The 2019-20 Advisory Board meetings will be announced when dates are available. The meetings are held at the Newport News Public Schools Administration building located at 12465 Warwick Boulevard.
Please download the application formand mail it to Dr. Kimberly Beckerdite, Supervisor of Gifted Services, 12465 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23606. Please call (757) 591-4566 if you have any questions.