• Gifted and Talented - Academic

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

    75 Calhoun Street
    Learning Services
    Charleston, SC 29401

  • Elizabeth McLaurin Uptegrove
    Instructional Program Coordinator
    Gifted & Talented | Magnet & Choice

    75 Calhoun Street
    Learning Services
    Charleston, SC 29401
    843-402-7836 (p)843-937-6484 (p)
    elizabeth_uptegrove@charleston.k12.sc.us

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    The CCSD Gifted and Talented Department serves students who are identified as ACADEMICALLY gifted and talented. If you have questions about the identification and service of students who are ARTISTICALLY gifted and talented, please visit the CCSD Visual and Performing Arts page


  • News  

     

    Second Grade Testing Results

    Student results for both the CogAT and Iowa will be sent home in the first two weeks of January 2022.

     

    Secondary Nomination Testing

    Nomination testing for grades 6-12 has ended.  Student results will be available in January.  Parents will receive a letter that will indicate if their student met the criteria for being identified as Gifted and Talented.  Please contact Flashette Johnson, Secondary GT Lead Teacher, if you have any questions/concerns.  

     

    CogAT Nomination Testing, December 1-17, 2021

    Students in grades 3-5, who have NOT YET been identified as gifted and were nominated for testing, will take the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT). If your child was nominated, you will receive a letter with specific details from your child’s school. Student results will be distributed in January. 

    FALL MAP 

    Fall and Spring MAP Scores (Reading and Math) are continuously monitored as part of the gifted identification process (Dimension B - Achievement). If your child was partially identified - in need of Dimension B or C, they may have achieved gifted and talented identification through their MAP scores. They will receive this notification along with the Performance Task Assessment score report distribution.

    Important Notes about Gifted Identification

    Students need to meet the criteria for gifted identification in 2 of the 3 Dimensions (A, B, or C). Once a child meets two dimensions, their identification will remain with them throughout their K-12 education in South Carolina public schools. Future non-qualifying scores will not impact their identification.




     

     

  • 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
    721 Wappoo Road
    Charleston, SC 29407

     

    Call us at (843) 402-7836. Office Fax: (843) 402-7835
    Elizabeth Uptegrove, Gifted and Talented Coordinator 
    elizabeth_uptegrove@charleston.k12.sc.us
    Karen Reed, Gifted and Talented Lead Teacher
    karen_reed@charleston.k12.sc.us
    Jennifer McDuffie, Gifted and Talented Lead Teacher
    jennifer_mcduffie@charleston.k12.sc.us

    Flashette Johnson, Gifted and Talented Secondary Lead Teacher
    flashette_johnson@charleston.k12.sc.us