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!  

    Missed our GT Zoom Night on November 9th?  No worries- we've posted the recording here: 




    Have a 5th grade student transitioning to Middle School for the 2021-2022 school year?  Check out GT SEMINAR as a continuation of the GT studies they participated in as part of our elementary pull-out program.  GT Seminar is an elective course that involves students in project based learning about topics they are interested in while also providing them transitional support to Middle School and beyond!  Seventh and 8th grade students can also enroll!!!

    GT SEMINAR Brochure




  • 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:

    Additional Resources: 

    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   Margaret Wang  

                                                  Terri Cross- Scholarship Recipient                                      Margaret Wang- Educator Award Recipient

                                                  Jennifer Thomas- AGATE Scholarship Chair                         Dr. Christine Deitz- AGATE President

     Romona Cheneval

     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.

    ACT 56 Award    

    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

    Neva Johnson- Administrative Assistant/Bookeeper 
    Office Phone:  (501) 447-3390
    Office Fax:  (501) 447-3391
    E-mails:  romona.cheneval@lrsd.orgjennifer.thomas@lrsd.org; neva.johnson@lrsd.org

    GT Staff





  • GT Seminar Projects Attention all 5th GRADE GT Students!!!

    Check out GT Seminar as an elective for middle school!  GT Seminar offers GT students a chance to participate in projects similar to those completed in the elementary pull-out program and also provides support geared specifically for GT students.  Seventh and eighth grade students can also enroll!!!  Ask you school counselor about siging up for this course today!  

     Check out this brochure for more information- GT SEMINAR

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ACT 56 Outstanding Program Award