Gifted Identification Information


The 3rd, 4th and 5th grade window for gifted referral this year is Oct 9th -Oct 26th. The referral window for Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade will be January 3-18, 2019.

If you would like to refer your child for a possible gifted identification, please submit your request during this window, in writing to Rebecca Walker ( or Karen Wright ( This can be in the form of a hand written note, or an email, but referrals cannot be taken over the phone.

Short Pump Elementary will host an optional parent workshop on the Gifted identification process September 26th at 9am in the cafateria. 

For more information about the gifted identification process please consult the Gifted Programs page on the HCPS website. 

Early Bird Math

SPES 4th grade students who qualify for Early Bird math (which will start in 5th grade) will be receiving a noficication letter and permission form for student testing in Feburary.    Please let me know if you have any questions!

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