Gifted Education in Jefferson County Schools

  • "Intellectually gifted children and youth are those who perform or who have demonstrated the potential to perform at high levels in academic or creative fields when compared with others of their age, experience, or environment. The children and youth possessing these abilities can be found in all populations, across all economic strata, and in all areas of human endeavor."

    - Alabama State Department of Education, Chapter 290-8-9

    The Jefferson County School District complies with Alabama Act 106, which mandates that all school systems within the state identify and serve gifted students. Jefferson County Schools follow the guidelines set forth in the “gifted” section of the Alabama Department of Education – Administrative Code - Chapter 290-8-9-.12 for Referral, Consent, Evaluation, Eligibility Determination, Placement and Service Delivery Options, Gifted Education Plan, Administration, Caseload, and Procedural Safeguards.