Gifted Education

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

Elementary School

Grades 3 to 5 unless otherwise noted.

  • Achievable Dream Academy
  • Charles
  • Deer Park
  • Dutrow (grades 3-4)
  • General Stanford
  • Greenwood
  • Hidenwood
  • Hilton
  • Kiln Creek
  • Knollwood Meadows
  • Palmer
  • Richneck
  • Riverside
  • Sanford
  • Sedgefield
  • Yates

Middle School

Grades 6 to 8 unless otherwise noted.

  • Achievable Dream Middle & High
  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Gildersleeve
  • Hines

High School

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

Gifted Services Staff

Advisory Board

Parents who are interested in serving on the Advisory Board may submit an application. Please download the application form and 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 or email it to Meeting dates and zoom links for 2022-2023 will be sent to members.