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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. 

Gifted Resources

New Gifted Coordinators

Virtual Workshops

​​Gifted Series​​​ ​


​​For Remote Learning Plans to enhance student learning, please see these examples:​

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 
  • Understanding the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Students by Thomas Hebert
  • 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

​Interim Program Manager