OCPS is committed to an educational program that recognizes the unique value, needs and talents of individual students – including students identified as gifted. Gifted students need a qualitatively different educational program that takes into account their intellectual abilities and provides them with a greater range of challenges than those offered by the standard curriculum.
In Florida, students are eligible for gifted services if they meet the criteria outlined in the Florida Board of Education Rule 6A-6.03019, FAC. A gifted student is one who has superior intellectual development and is capable of high performance. Eligibility criteria include a demonstrated need for the program, a majority of gifted behavioral characteristics as indicated on a standard scale or checklist and superior intellectual development as measured on an individually administered test of intelligence. For more information, visit the “Gifted” tab on the Exceptional Student Education web page, accessible through the “Departments” link on the OCPS website, You also can call 407.317.3229.