What if my child currently attends a private, charter, or other school out of county?
Each student needs an Education Plan written and approved by SBAC personnel based on gifted testing results to be staffed into the program.
The Florida Department of Education requires 3 items in order to be eligible for gifted services:
- Need for a special program;
- A majority of characteristics of gifted students according to a standard scale or checklist;
- Superior intellectual development as measured by an intelligence quotient of two standard deviations or more above the mean on an individually administered standardized test of intelligence.
The gifted referral process may take an extended time period from start to finish (3-6 months, for example, in many cases).