• Gifted Education Mission Statement

    The mission of gifted education is to maximize the potential of gifted and talented students by providing programs and services that accommodate their advanced learning styles.


    Gifted Education Goals 

    Forsyth County Schools Gifted Education Program supports The Learner Profile in the social, emotional, and academic development of all identified gifted learners.


    Gifted Teachers
    Mrs. Tanya Cheeves K-3rd
    Mrs. Elizabeth Stevens  4th-5th
    Referrals and Eligibility 
    Forsyth County Schools follow the eligibility criteria established by the Georgia Department of Education.
                 View for more information regarding evaluation, eligibility, and the referral process please click on the link below.

    Gifted Program in Forsyth County Schools

    Testing for gifted eligibility will occur within the windows below:
     What    Grades  Testing Window
    Fall Administration  1-8 August 23-September 30, 2021
     Spring Administration  K-8

    February 28-March 24, 2022

    A student may be referred for consideration for gifted education services by teachers, counselors, administrators, parents or guardians, peers, self, and other individuals with knowledge of the student’s abilities. 
    Parent Referrals
    If you would like to submit a parent referral to be considered for further evaluation:
    1. Please email your child's classroom teacher to request a Gifted Parent Referral Packet.
    2. The form will be emailed to you and should be completed and returned to SPES prior to the Gifted Eligibility Team Meeting.  
    3. Referrals may be submitted at any time during the school year. Referrals will be reviewed by the Gifted Eligibility Team to determine if further evaluation is warranted. Parent notification of the Gifted Eligibility Team's decision will be sent home following the GET meeting.
    *All Gifted Referrals submitted by February 9th at 3:00pm will be considered for further testing during the Spring Administration window. This will be the final consideration date for the 2021-2022 school year. Please give yourself time to thoroughly complete and return referrals.  

    Test Preparation

    Gifted eligibility assessments measure four different areas of a student’s abilities:  mental ability, achievement, motivation, and creativity. Only one of these areas, achievement, is the actual result of content learned and measured in the school setting.  The other three areas are typically innate abilities and traits that a student possesses at varying levels. If your child has been referred and you have been notified by the school that eligibility testing will take place, the best preparation available is to make sure your child gets a good night’s rest on the nights prior to testing and a good high-protein breakfast on the days of testing prior to coming to school.  You should also encourage perseverance but not to the point of inducing stress.