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.

    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.  


    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).  

    SPARK News Release

    Boletin Informativo SPARK


    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!

    Additional Resources: 

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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
    E-mails:  romona.cheneval@lrsd.orgjennifer.thomas@lrsd.org


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SPARK GT Summer Learning Academy Flyer
ACT 56 Outstanding Program Award