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 Gifted Education

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Georgia Department of Education’s Gifted Program is funded by the State of Georgia. In Georgia, a gifted education student is defined as one who demonstrates a high degree of intellectual and/or creative ability(ies), exhibits an exceptionally high degree of motivation, and/or excels in specific academic fields, and who needs special instruction and/or special ancillary services to achieve at levels commensurate with his or her ability(ies).

The Georgia Board of Education Rule 160-4-2-.38 EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR GIFTED STUDENTS and the Board-approved Regulations for Gifted Education. The information contained in the manual supplements the rules and regulations and provides assistance to teachers and administrators who provide instructional services to Georgia’s gifted students. Additionally, parents and other interested parties can use the resource manual as a guide to gifted education in Georgia.

Many gifted education decisions and procedures are left to the discretion of local school systems so that they may address the unique needs of their communities. This is especially evident in systems that have been awarded IE-2 or Charter status by the Georgia Board of Education. Please contact your local school and school system for additional information. 

New Updates

College Readiness and Talent Development Grant Opportunities

To enhance access to accelerated and integrated learning for students, GaDOE is awarding 4 grants from the College Readiness and Talent Development team for a total of $330,000. RFPs are now available for the following grants: Advanced Placement Teacher Mentor Grant​, AP Pipeline Grant​, Building Teacher Capacity for Accelerated and Integrated Learning RESA Grant​, and Summer Bridge Program Grant for Rural Districts​.

Grant Training Videos

AP Teacher Mentor Grant & AP Pipeline Grant

Building ​Teacher Capacity for Accelerated & Integrated Learning RESA Grant

Summer Bridge Program Grant for Rural Districts​

Gifted Resources​

New Gifted Coordinators

Virtual Workshops

New ​​Gifted Series​​​ ​- Best Practices for Elementary Gifted Educators

​​​​Gifted Series 


Please see the revised Enhancements below.

Grades K-2

​ELA: Kindergarten​​, First Grade​, Second Grade​​

Math: ​Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade

Science: Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade

Social Studies: Kindergarten​, First Grade​, Second Grade​​

Grades 3-5​

​​ELA: Third Grade, Fourth Grade, Fifth Grade

Math: Third Grade, Fourth Grade, Fifth Grade​

Science: Third Grade, Fourth Grade, Fifth Grade

Social Studies: Third Grade​, Fourth Grade​​, Fifth Grade​​ ​

Grades 6-8

ELA: Sixth Grade​, Seventh Grade​, Eighth Grade

Math: Sixth Grade, Seventh Grade, Eighth Grade​

Science: Sixth Grade, Seventh Grade, Eighth Grade​

Social Studies: Sixth Grade​, Seventh Grade​​, Eighth Grade​​


Parent Resources

Articles on Well-being of Gifted and High-Ability Learners


  • The Essential Guide to Talking With Gifted Teens: Ready-to-Use Discussions About Identity, Stress, Relationships, and More by Jean Peterson 
  • Teaching for High Potential ​NAGC
  • Gifted and Advanced Black Students: An Anthology of Critical Works by Grantham, Ford, Henfield, Troutman Scott, Harmon, Porcher, and Price
  • Bright, Talented, & Black: A Guide for Families of African American Gifted Learners by J. Davis 

 Contact Information

Mary Jean Ban​ter

Program Manager