Hello and welcome to the
2017-2018 school year!

Communication policy:
 If you call or email me, I will make every attempt to respond within 24 hours.
Phone is 919-918-7165, ext. 39511

Email is always your best bet!

Andrea Bittle
Gifted Education Specialist
Mary Scroggs Elementary School
Chapel Hill, NC

How does gifted education work in Chapel Hill?

Visit the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools District web page for Gifted Education:

This web page provides information about the Gifted program in our district and contains helpful links in the "Resources" section, including a Parent Guide for Gifted services.

Gifted Services in Chapel Hill:

Click on "Gifted Education Information" tab above and see the district powerpoint.


We do not formally identify students for gifted services until 3rd grade.
Gifted Nominations Due
Nominations for the gifted program are due now!!!

Testing for the gifted program begins

Nominated students in grades 3-5th will take the tests necessary for possible identification in the gifted program. Two tests will be given:

The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAt) will be given the week of 2/5 beginning on Monday.  Third grade students take this over 3 days; fourth and fifth graders over two days.

The Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) will be given the week of 2/19 beginning on Monday. Monday's test will be reading; Tuesday is math.

All nominated students will take all, part, or none of these two tests, depending on what scores are needed for identification.Visit the district website for detailed information on scores and testing.

HELP WANTED!!!: GPAC is the district's Gifted Program Advisory Council. We need a parent representative for Scroggs. This group meets every other month to discuss the gifted program at the district level.  Please send me an email ASAP if you are willing to be the Scroggs rep.  Thank you!   abittle@chccs.k12.nc.us

Is your child testing for Gifted Services? Click on "Gifted Education Information"

Information on the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) for 5th-12th graders is available at www.tip.duke.edu.