Gifted Education

The Department of Gifted Services provides a variety of programs designed to meet the needs of students with exceptional intellectual abilities from kindergarten through twelfth grade. We realize gifted students have special educational needs which must be met in order for them to reach their full potential, both intellectually and emotionally. Learn more about Gifted Services at NNPS.

For further information about Gifted Services in Virginia, a copy of the State Plan for Gifted is available in each school for your perusal or you can view online at the Virginia Department of Education.

Full-Time Sites for Gifted Learners

Elementary School

Grades 3 to 5 unless otherwise noted.

  • Achievable Dream Academy
  • Carver (Gr. 4-5)
  • Charles
  • General Stanford
  • Greenwood
  • Hidenwood
  • Kiln Creek
  • Lee Hall (Gr. 4-5)
  • Nelson
  • Palmer
  • Richneck
  • Riverside
  • Sanford
  • Saunders (Gr. 4-5)
  • Sedgefield
  • Yates

Middle School

Grades 6 to 8 unless otherwise noted.

  • Achievable Dream Middle & High
  • Dozier
  • Gildersleeve
  • Hines
  • Huntington at Heritage HS (Gr. 7-8)

High School

Note: Not all high school programs come under the supervision of Gifted Services.

  • Honors Classes:
    Available at all high schools and open to all students

  • Advanced Placement Classes:
    Available at all high schools and open to all students

  • International Baccalaureate Program:
    Warwick High School, requires application

  • Governor's School for Science & Technology:
    New Horizons, requires application

Gifted Services Staff

Advisory Board

Parents who are interested in serving on the Advisory Board may submit an application. The 2019-20 Advisory Board meetings will be announced when dates are available. The meetings are held at the Newport News Public Schools Administration building located at 12465 Warwick Boulevard.

Please download the application form and mail it to Kimberly Beckerdite, Supervisor of Gifted Services, 12465 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23606. Please call (757) 591-4566 if you have any questions.