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Nomination for Services

Next Nomination Window: January 4 - January 27, 2021
Next Gifted Testing Window: March 1 - March 26, 2021

Bulloch County Schools conducts reviews of children who are nominated for gifted services. The school district receives nominations from teachers, parents, guardians, students, or peers for any students who meet the specifications for this window of consideration.

All nominations must be submitted to either the Quest facilitator at the student's elementary or middle school by the nomination deadline, or for your convenience, there are online nomination forms for each elementary and middle school on this web page. Nominations received after this Spring 2021 nomination window closes may be nominated again during the Spring 2022 nomination and testing windows. 

After the January 27 deadline, nominations are closed, and each school's eligibility team will review student data to determine if a formal evaluation for gifted services is required.

  • A nomination does not guarantee a formal evaluation.
  • Gifted Services are based on need.
  • The review team must establish whether the evidence confirms the need for a formal evaluation.
  • If the evidence confirms the need for a formal evaluation, the parents or guardians of the identified students will receive a Permission to Test Form to sign and return to their child's school. This form is required before testing can begin.
  • Testing will begin after teams have taken time for the data review and the receipt of permission to test is received by the gifted teacher at the child's home school. 
  • The school district will conduct testing March 1 – March 26.

Online Talent Development Resources

     The school district now offers parents an online resource to help develop their child’s talent and enrich their skills. Primary Talent Development is an instructional model that provides all students opportunities to develop their talents and achieve their fullest potential. Parents and guardians have the opportunity to enrich their child’s higher order thinking skills through attribute, questioning, and creative problem solving experiences that will nurture and challenge children. Thinking skills such as problem solving, creativity, critical thinking, and spatial reasoning are extremely important. Through introduction and practice of these skills, children will be better prepared for all academic content areas as well as testing and assessments. Proficiency of these skills also builds confidence and benefits students socially and emotionally. 

     On the Talent Development webpage there are seven lessons to families may utilize. The “Alike and Different” lesson should be divided into two sessions, as stated. These talent development lessons will definitely challenge children to think outside of the box and will build higher order thinking skills. Tangram manipulatives for “Musician Tangram Creations” have been ordered by the school district and will be available at the school district’s Central Office for families to check out upon request by the end of January if you choose to use them.  If you would like to order these manipulatives to check out, please notify Dr. Julie Chance via email.

Key Contacts

Dr. Julie Chance

Executive Director of Program Improvement
912.212.8547

 

Gwen Ray

Administrative Assistant, Program Improvement
912.212.8560