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Laurel Ridge Elementary

Dekalb County Schools

Gifted Services

Gifted Services

The Georgia Board of Education defines a gifted student as “a student who demonstrates a high degree of intellectual, creative, and/or artistic ability(ies), possesses exceptional leadership skills, or excels in specific academic fields and who needs special instruction and/or special ancillary services to achieve at levels commensurate with his or her abilities.”

DCSD’s gifted program brings gifted children together to experience a variety of challenging activities, supports teachers in the area of educating gifted children, and provides guidance for the parents/guardians of gifted students.

As of now, students will be eligible for Gifted screening every other year. To be eligible for Gifted services, students must qualify in at least 3 of the 4 assessments. All eligible students are administered the following 4 assessments:

LRES uses a variety of gifted models. Laurel Ridge's Gifted Program is run by Mrs. Elizabeth Merritt.

Laurel Ridge Gifted FAQ's & Process

Questions?  Contact Mrs. Merritt.