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.

Gifted Cluster Sites for Gifted Learners

Elementary School for Grades 3-5

Primary TAG pull-out program available for Grades K-2

  • Achievable Dream Academy
  • Carver Elementary
  • Charles Elementary
  • Deer Park Elementary
  • Discovery STEM Academy
  • Dutrow Elementary
  • General Stanford Elementary
  • Greenwood Elementary
  • Hidenwood Elementary
  • Hilton Elementary
  • Jenkins Elementary
  • Kiln Creek Elementary
  • Knollwood Meadows Elementary
  • McIntosh Elementary
  • Newsome Park Elementary
  • Palmer Elementary
  • Richneck Elementary
  • Riverside Elementary
  • Sanford Elementary
  • Saunders Elementary
  • Sedgefield Elementary
  • Stoney Run Elementary
  • Yates Elementary

Middle School for Grades 6-8 unless otherwise noted

  • Achievable Dream Middle & High
  • Crittenden Middle (grade 6 only)
  • Ella Fitzgerald Middle
  • Gildersleeve Middle
  • Hines Middle
  • Passage Middle (grade 6 only)
  • B. T. Washington (grade 6 only)

High School

Not all high school programs come under the supervision of Gifted Services.
  • Available at all high schools; open to all students:
    • Honors Classes
    • Advanced Placement Classes
  • Application required:
    • International Baccalaureate Program at Warwick High
    • Governor's School for Science & Technology at New Horizons

Advisory Board

Parents who are interested in serving on the Advisory Board may submit an application. The 2023-2024 Advisory Board meetings will be on December 4, 2023 and April 29, 2024 via zoom.  A link will be emailed to TAG Advisory Board members. 

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