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Gifted Education Services


Gifted education services and various enrichment opportunities are available to students of Charles County Public Schools throughout the school year. A Learning Resource Teacher is on staff at every elementary and middle school to collaborate with classroom teachers, provide instruction and support highly able learners. Advanced courses and a wide range of academic opportunities are available at all high schools. County-wide and school activities provide enrichment at all grade levels.

Our Mission

The mission of Charles County Public Schools is to provide an opportunity for all school-aged children to receive an academically challenging, quality education that builds character, equips for leadership, and prepares for life, in an environment that is safe and conducive to learning.

The Office of Gifted Education believes students who perform or show the potential for performing at high levels of accomplishment should have access to high quality gifted education services. A rich continuum of advanced learning opportunities is available to our students. We are committed to providing rigorous instructional programs that nurture potential and enhance academic success.

The Office of Gifted Education provides leadership and expertise for parents and schools. It is our commitment to provide access to advanced learning opportunities matched to our students' potential.

Maryland State Definition of Gifted and Talented

The Annotated Code of Maryland § 8-201 defines a gifted and talented student as “an elementary or secondary student who is identified by professionally qualified individuals as having outstanding talent and performing, or showing the potential for performing, at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared with other students of a similar age, experience, or environment…”

"A gifted and talented student needs different services beyond those normally provided by the regular school program in order to develop the student's potential" (Annotated Code of Maryland § 8-202).

"Gifted and talented students are to be found in youth from all cultural groups, across all economic strata, and in all areas of human endeavor" (Annotated Code of Maryland § 8-202).