Welcome to LRSD Gifted Programs
Interested in referring a student for service? Use this LINK to place a referral.
Anyone can refer a student for support services provided by LRSD Gifted Programs. If you know of a student that is excelling academically and in need of support beyond the traditional curriculum, please submit a referral today!
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.
The following resources are provided for further information about gifted education and the services provided by the LRSD:
- Program Brochure AUGUST 20-21
- 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!
- 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
Program News and Information:
1. LRSD CHESS Click Here for LRSD Chess Club Page No Tournaments have been scheduled for the 20-21 School year due to Covid-19. Check back for more information-we will share virtual options as they become available.
2. Three LRSD Gifted Programs Staff Honored
Three LRSD Gifted Programs staff members were honored at the 2020 AGATE Conference. Terri Cross, GT Specialist- Jefferson Elementary recieved an AGATE scholarship, Margaret Wang, GT Specialist- Otter Creek Elementary received an AGATE Educator Award, and Romona Cheneval- GT Director was honored with the AGATE Challenger Award.
Terri Cross- Scholarship Recipient Margaret Wang- Educator Award Recipient
Jennifer Thomas- AGATE Scholarship Chair Dr. Christine Deitz- AGATE President
Romona Cheneval- AGATE Challenger Award Recipient
Dr. Christine Deitz- AGATE President
3.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.
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For more information, you may contact GT office personnel.
Romona Cheneval, Director K-12
Jennifer Thomas, Secondary Specialist