Gifted Education Program

The purpose of gifted education is to provide programs and services that meet the unique cognitive, social, and emotional needs of gifted students, preparing them to succeed in a global society.

Florida legislation has identified gifted learners as a part of the exceptional student education population since 1968. In Florida, students are eligible for exceptional education programs if they meet the criteria outlined in Florida Board of Education Rule 6A-6.03019, FAC. These criteria focus on a learner's need for the gifted education program,general intellectual functioning, and various behavioral and intellectual characteristics. Gifted students come from all backgrounds with special abilities ranging across a wide spectrum of achievement. These students require special provisions to meet their educational needs.

Contact Information

Melanie May

Director-ESE
Division of Teaching & Learning

 

 melanie.may@ocps.net

Martha Kesler Instructional Support 407-317-3200 x2756
Mandy Cason Instructional Support​
407-317-3200 x2891
Amaryllis Benejan-Mendez​​
Secretary​ 407-317-3200x2053 ​​

  

Congratulations to Angela West, 4th Grade Teacher of Gifted at Wyndham Lakes Elementary. She won a 2013 Javits-Frasier Scholarship and as part of the scholarship will be attending the National Association of Gifted Children conference in Indianapolis in November.



 

 Calendar of Upcoming Events:

 

MASA Saturday Program-flyer

New WOW!  Webinars on Wednesdays

Sponsored by NAGC--Monthly Parent Nights

Registration opens for a limited number of "seats" two weeks before the even and closes when capacity is reached. 

Register online at www.nagc.org/WOW.aspx

 
 

 New Resources

 

 

Frameworks for K-12 Gifted Learners

Guidelines for educators which support a challenging and rigorous curriculum that enhances the Florida Sunshine State Standards in order to meet the needs of gifted students in our schools.

frameworks.pdf

 

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