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Gifted/Gateways Identification

Referrals for potentially academic gifted students may come from a variety of sources: professional staff members, parents, community members, self, or peers. The person recommending a student for the Gateways program must complete a referral form and parental consent must be given before the identification process can begin.  If you are a parent and would like to refer your child for a gifted evaluation, please contact the Gateways teacher at the elementary level, or the guidance office at the secondary level.

Referral deadline is February 15 each year.
Once the student is referred, the school committee considers five areas:

  • standardized test scores
  • quarterly grades
  • work samples, products, and/or assessments
  • teacher recommendations
  • interviews and/or observations

Once the identification portfolio is complete, it is presented by the Gateways teacher at an Identification Committee Meeting.  Parents will be notified of the identification decision, and permission to serve will be obtained if the student has been identified or placed on monitor.

For more information about gifted/Gateways services in Fauquier County Public Schools, please contact Ladona Gorham, Supervisor, Advanced Programs and Fine Arts, at or 540-422-7012.