Additional Gifted Services Screening

The Gifted Services department offers courtesy General Intellectual Aptitude (GIA) screening sessions for private school, home schooled, and new-to-the-system students who are entering 1st-12th grade in the 2024-2025 year. Parents should call the Department of Gifted Services at (757) 591-4566 to pre-register a child for testing. This screening is for placement for the 2024-2025 academic year. Test session arrival times will vary depending on the assessments needed. As part of the pre-registration process, parents will be notified of the time to arrive for the test session.

For rising 1st-2nd grade students, the gifted screening process includes: an aptitude test, a parent evaluation of gifted characteristics, a teacher evaluation of the student's gifted characteristics, and a review of the student's academic grades.
For rising 3rd-12th grade students, the gifted screening process includes: aptitude tests, a parent evaluation of gifted characteristics, a teacher evaluation of the student's gifted characteristics, and a review of the student's academic grades.

Available General Intellectual Aptitude (GIA) Gifted Screening Sessions

  • The summer testing dates will be offered at the Newport News Public Schools Administration Building. Pre-registration for these test sessions is required. Please call the Gifted Services Department at (757) 591-4566 to schedule a test session. Students must be pre-registered 1 week prior to the testing date. The testing dates are: 
      • April 16, 2024
      • June 19, 2024
      • August 12, 2024
  • Transfer, military dependent, and new to the system students will be considered as soon as referred.