The Gifted and Talented Program
at Perkerson Elementary School
The Georgia State Board of Education defines a gifted student as “...a student 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 abilities.”
Atlanta Public Schools provide services for identified gifted students at all levels. The gifted program is designed to meet the very specific needs of these students and extend competencies in the areas of cognitive skills, learning skills, research and reference skills, communication skills, and metacognitive skills beyond the experience of the regular classroom.
The Georgia State Department of Education governs the procedures for identifying and placing students in the gifted program.
Please review the Atlanta Public Schools information on Gifted & Talented Education for information about referrals, criteria, and more.
Parental Referral for Gifted Assessment
The deadline for referral of gifted and talented testing closes on October 2nd. Students for whom gifted referrals are made after October 2nd will not be tested during the current year.
The Gifted and Talented Program at Perkerson Elementary offers qualifying students an opportunity to develop the following:
The APS Multiple Criteria Identification Process assesses students in four areas and requires that students meet minimum score levels in any three of the four areas in order to gain admittance to the gifted program. The minimum score requirements in the four assessment areas are:
Student Mental Ability and Achievement scores are valid for two years from test date; therefore, careful consideration should be taken before testing.