Orange County Public Schools

Gifted Services

Orange County Public Schools believes that all students benefit from challenging instruction that results in the attainment of meaningful academic goals. It is the mission of the Orange County Public School System to properly identify and provide appropriate educational services to gifted learners among all ethnic, racial and socioeconomic groups.

Gifted students are those who exhibit exceptional ability at a level such that differentiated educational opportunities must be provided to meet their instructional needs.

The Orange County Public School System understands these needs and is committed to:

• identifying the gifted learner utilizing multiple criteria for eligibility,

• providing a differentiated K-12 curriculum which challenges the gifted learner,

• staffing with certified individuals who are knowledgeable concerning the needs, interests and abilities of gifted learners and providing them with professional development, and

• providing opportunities for dialogue among parents, staff and community.

For Parents:

  • Gifted Plan

    • The gifted plan titled “Orange Gifted Plan: 2017 – 2022 Local Plan for the Education of the Gifted” is Orange County Public School’s current gifted plan which will be reviewed annually by the OCPS Gifted Advisory Committee through 2022.

  • Supporting Your Gifted Child During COVID-19

Join the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) and the John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) in a FREE conversation with other parents and CTY experts to share ideas and learn new strategies for supporting your gifted child and yourself. Event will take place Wednesday, 4/7/21 from 7-8:30 pm. Register by visiting:

Winter Nomination Window

Elementary and middle schools will be accepting nominations for gifted screening from November 30 through December 18. Complete the document at this link to make a recommendation. Submit the form, and all required work samples and data to the school's gifted specialist on or before December 18th.

Gifted Specialists:

Sharon Mohrmann, OES

Emily Likins-Hohman, LES and GBES

Carroll Carr-James, LGES

Tammy Graves, LGMS and PHMS