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Please see the LCPS Gifted Education Website:
 
 
The Loudoun County SEARCH program, offered to all K-3 grade students, focuses on thinking skills and is designed to foster a classroom environment that encourages students to develop an excitement for learning and discovery. SEARCH teachers work within the classroom to stimulate curiosity, practice problem solving strategies, incorporate cooperative learning activities, provide opportunities for students to use higher level thinking skills, and to identify students with exceptional ability. During the lessons the primary classroom teacher makes observations to gain insight into the students’ various skills, strengths, and learning styles. Both teachers work cooperatively to recognize and develop the potential for excellence in each student. The SEARCH teacher is available to assist in the development of lesson plans and activities that promote higher level thinking, model or provide tips for differentiating instruction. The Loudoun County SEARCH lessons are organized under the learning keys listed below and are aligned with theVirginia Standards of Learning.  These lessons fulfill the goals of the LCPS Gifted Education Department which are:
 

1.To become divergent creative thinkers who recognize problems and solve them.

2.To construct personal meaning and understanding of others and of the world around them.

3.To develop the capacity for self assessment (ownership of the learning).

 

MAIN TOPICS (The Thinking Keys):

Connecting

Reasoning

Creating

Perceiving

Evaluating

 
 

SEARCH

 

For Parents of 3rd and 4th Grade Students

 

District Referrals - Students with qualifying test scores on the CogAT and/or NNAT will receive a district referral via US mail in mid-February. With parent permission (via a signed referral form returned to school SEARCH teacher), these students will be evaluated for gifted services.

 

Parent Referrals - Parents of students who did not receive a district referral letter, but who wish to have their children evaluated for gifted services, may submit a parent referral form to their child's SEARCH teacher from February 16 – March 4, 2016

 

Referral forms submitted after March 4, 2016

will be processed next school year.

 

 

For Parents of 5th Grade Students

 

Parents of 5th grade students who wish to have their children evaluated for gifted services in middle school, may submit a parent referral form to their child's SEARCH teacher from February 16 – March 4, 2016

 

Referral forms submitted after March 4, 2016

will be processed next school year.

 

Click here to visit the LCPS Gifted Education Website.

 
 

 
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