• Gifted and Talented

  • Lashawna Rivers LaShawna Rivers
    Director of Instructional Programs
    Gifted and Talented Instructional Programs

    75 Calhoun Street
    Learning Services
    Charleston, SC 29401
    843-937-6484 (p)

  • Elizabeth McLaurin Uptegrove
    Interim Gifted and Talented Coordinator

    75 Calhoun Street
    Learning Services
    Charleston, SC 29401
    843-402-7836 (p)

  • News 


    20.21 Gifted & Talented Electronic Nomination Form

    The CCSD Gifted and Talented Department is now accepting nominations for academically gifted and talented identification for students in grades 3-11. Parents, guardians, teachers and students who would like to nominate a student in grades 3-11 for academically gifted identification testing, please complete the form 2020 Nomination Form. The gifted and talented teacher coordinates this testing at each school and will contact you within one week of the testing date. Nomination Testing is scheduled for late fall. 


    If your child has already been identified as academically gifted and talented, please do NOT complete this referral. 

    ALL 2nd graders are automatically tested in the fall during statewide gifted screening. 



  • Gifted and Talented

    Gifted and Talented fosters in each student a desire for excellence, compassion for others, and a sense of individual responsibility to self, the school, the community and a changing society. 

    How We Directly Support Schools

    • Challenge and stimulate the Academically Gifted and Talented student.
    • Assist in delivering a teaching approach that enriches and accelerates the learning of core content according to the state’s curriculum standards.
    • Provide on-going professional development in gifted and talented curriculum and teaching strategies.
    • Provide support (mentoring, PD) for teachers, administrators, parents, and the communities of CCSD.

    Our Core Services

    • Identifying and placing all CCSD academically Gifted and Talented students in grades 3-12 according to the mandated specifications of the Education Improvement Act of South Carolina (Regulation 43-220).
    • Providing each Gifted and Talented child opportunities for intellectual stimulation through group interaction with others of similar academic abilities and a curriculum of experiences and activities outside the limits of the regular classroom.
    • Empowering each gifted child to recognize and fully utilize his or her specific unique talents and to strive for excellence while contributing to self and others.


    Contact Us

    Gifted and Talented Office 
    St. Andrews Campus
    Room 300 
    721 Wappoo Road
    Charleston, SC 29407

    Roshunda Altman
    Department Secretary
    (843) 937-6533 

    We want to hear from you! Call us at (843) 402-7836. Office Fax: (843) 402-7835

    Karen Reed, Gifted and Talented Lead Teacher
    Jennifer McDuffie, Gifted and Talented Lead Teacher