In Roanoke County Public Schools, students may be identified as gifted in the areas of general intellectual ability (K-12) and visual arts (3-8). For more information about identification and services in visual arts, please see the Gifted Art section of the RCS website.
Academically gifted students possess unique talents and/or superior abilities that differ profoundly from those of their peers. Their mental development is accelerated to the extent that they need and can benefit from educational experiences which are different from those provided by the general education program. In order for academically gifted students to maximize their potentialities and to foster their pursuit of lifelong learning, differentiated programming is provided to nurture their academic and social-emotional growth and development.