Gifted & Talented
Our gifted and talented services are designed to match the unique needs, abilities, and interests of students. From primary through high school, students are encouraged to maximize their abilities through a wide range of services that offer appropriate learning opportunities to nurture their individual gifts and talents.
The Fayette County Board of Education specifically allocates gifted resource teachers and Gifted Accelerated Program teachers to support schools in providing appropriate services for nearly 8,000 gifted students in FCPS. All schools offer these services along with some specific districtwide gifted programs organized to meet unique abilities and interests of students.
We have compiled a handy overview of state and local guidelines and information on screening, identification, placement, and services for each area of giftedness.
GT Eligibility Guide with definitions, screening, identification, and service options
Online application for GT Accelerated Program | The window typically is Aug. 15 to Oct. 7 for the following school year. It's not a first-come, first-served system. Applications may be submitted anytime during the window, and all receive equal consideration.
Notification: All applicants will get word in mid-January that they are either accepted, wait-listed, or declined. If your family does not hear anything by the end of January, please email the special programs staff.
Web tip: The URL shortcut to this page is fcps.net/gifted