Gifted Education

  • Programs for gifted students in Kershaw County aim to develop advanced thinkers, creative producers and independent learners. Programs for the academically gifted include gifted classes for grades 3-7 and Honors Level and Advanced Placement Courses for grades 8-12. Artistically gifted students may participate in the Arts Arising in grades 3-6.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How does a child qualify as a gifted learner?

    Gifted and talented students may be found within any racial, ethnic, or socio-economic group; within any nationality; within both genders; and within populations with disabilities. Identification is a multi-step process which consists of referral, screening, and assessment of eligibility. South Carolina has mandated three dimensions of giftedness as criteria for placement in the academically gifted program. Students must meet two of three dimensions: aptitude, achievement, and performance.