Welcome to LRSD Gifted Programs
The Little Rock School District's Gifted and Talented Program provides an educational environment for identified GT students that allows them to develop intellectually, socially, and emotionally.
Outstanding achievement or the potential for outstanding achievement of each student is evidenced through an interaction of above average intellectual ability, task commitment, and creative ability.
All types of gifted students from all cultures and economic backgrounds, regardless of race, sex, or creed, who have demonstrated a need for specialized services, will be offered a qualitatively differentiated curriculum.
Program News and Information:
LRSD Gifted Programs Named Outstanding Program
LRSD Gifted Programs was recognized at the 2019 AGATE Conference by the Governor's Advisory Council for Gifted and Talented Education as an ACT 56 Outstanding Program. Each year, 3 programs in Arkansas are recognized, LRSD Gifted Programs received the award for districts of 3,000 or more students.
LRSD ACT 56 Award Presentation L-R: Dr. Sadie Mitchell, LRSD Deputy Superintendent of Elementary Schools; Romona Cheneval, LRSD Director of Gifted Programs K-12; Krystal Nail, ADE Director of Gifted and Talented and Advanced Placement; Jennifer Thomas, LRSD Secondary Coordinator; and Mr. Marvin Burton, LRSD Deputy Superintendent of Secondary Schools.
NEWS Release- SPARK 2020
SPARK GT Summer Learning Academy
Dates- June 8-19, 2020
Locations- McDermott Elementary and Stephens Elementary
Times- 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. daily
Registration Opens Monday March 9, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. through the following link: SPARK REGISTRATION FORM (Not accesible until March 9th).
LRSD CHESS Click Here for LRSD Chess Club Page Chess dates and registration links have been updated. Upcoming tournament Dates:
March 14, 2020
April 11, 2020- Invitational Tournament
LRSD Destination Imagination: Congratulations to 9 LRSD Teams that Advanced to Destination Imagination Globals in May!!!!
Nine LRSD teams represented the LRSD and Arkansas in the Destination Imagination Global Competition May 22-25. The teams did an exceptional job of representing not only LRSD, but Arkansas. LRSD teams comprised 9 of the 18 teams representing Arkansas!!!! THANK YOU to everyone who worked to support our students in participating in this wonderful opportunity that is a global celebration of problem solving, engineering design, and creativity! For a complete summary of how our teams performed, click HERE. Fore more information about the Destination Imagination Competition visit www.destinationimagination.org
LRSD Gifted Programs seeks input for improving the support services we provide. Please select the appropriate stakeholder link to give us your feedback! Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts with us!
- Community member survey
- GT Student Survey
- GT Parent Survey
- LRSD Staff Survey
- Encuesta para Padres del Programa Dotados de LRSD
- Arkansans for Gifted and Talented Education AGATE
- National Association for Gifted Children NAGC
- Hoagies' Gifted Education Page
- Duke Talent Identification Program
- SENG- Social Emotional Needs of the Gifted
The following resources are provided for further information about gifted education and the services provided by the LRSD:
- Program Brochure 19-20
- Program Brochure (Espanol)
- Informational Community Meeting
- Pre-Advanced and Advanced Placement
- Pre-Advanced and Advanced Placement (Espanol)
- How will gifted program services benefit my student?
- Advanced Placement Overview - Click to learn more about what AP offers!
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For more information, you may contact GT office personnel.
Romona Cheneval, Director K-12
Jennifer Thomas, Secondary Specialist
Office Phone: (501) 447-3390
Office Fax: (501) 447-3391
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