GIFTED & ADVANCED PROGRAMS
Director of Advanced Academics
Phone: 706-234-1031 Ext 3019
Floyd County Schools provides a variety of programming options for students in grades K-12 who have been identified as gifted using the criteria found in State Board of Education Rule 160-4-2-.38 EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR GIFTED STUDENTS and GADOE Gifted Resource Manual.
- Gifted Nomination Process
- Gifted Referral Process
- Gifted Eligibility Process
- Notification of Assurance of Access: Assurance of Access
- Elementary Gifted Education Program Description
- Elementary Gifted Resource Units
- Elementary Gifted Continuation Criteria
- Middle School Gifted Program Description
- Middle School Continuation Criteria
- High School Gifted Education Program Description
- High School Gifted Education Continuation Criteria
To "Create Global Thinkers for a Global World" in their Destination to Graduation!
Middle School Honors Program
Students will apply in the winter of 5th grade.
The Floyd County Schools Middle School Honors Program is an educational choice that prepares middle school students for the rigor of high school and college work. Students will be presented with the discipline of pre-Advanced Placement (AP) classes along with enhanced learning experiences focusing on critical thinking skills, research work, experiential learning, and service learning.
This is NOT a pull-out program but an Advanced Content/cluster delivery model. Honors classes meet every day, students may have four honors classes a day. 9th Grade Literature, Algebra I, Spanish I and Physical Science are offered in the 8th grade will count as high school CORE credit.
High School Honors ProgramAll students will have a transition conference in 8th grade to determine their path towards graduation for high school with counselors and administrators.Honor students in 8th that are in "Good Standing" will continue into the Honors Program in High School.Students that are on probation in 8th grade Honors Program will have a probationary period in high school to make sure they maintain their grades to continue into the program.Students that are not in honors in 8th grade may request to their counselor and administrators for consideration for Honors. Grades, attendance, discipline and test scores will be taken into consideration to determine the entrance into the Honors Program.
Honors Seal Requirement
The student must complete the following in order to acquire the Honors Program seal for graduation:
*12 Carnegie units must be completed in a combination of Honors Program (HP)/Advanced Placement (AP)/degree level Dual Enrollment (DE) courses in grades nine through twelve.
Students must be enrolled in a minimum of one HP/AP/degree level DE course each year in grades 9-12.
8th Grade Classes - 9th grade Literature, Algebra I and Physical Science will count as core credit. This will count towards required units for the Honors Seal. This will count towards your high school GPA and will be on your official transcript. This grade will affect your class ranking, honors/awards, valedictorian and salutatorian standing. Spanish I counts for core credit but not honors.
Modern Language/Latin- Foreign Languages will count as HP credit in Year 3, Year 4 and/or AP. Year 1 and Year 2 of a Foreign Language do not count as HP credit.
Executive Internship will count towards the required units for Honors Seal.
Dual Enrollment- Degree-level courses will count towards the required units for Honors Seal.
AP Capstone Program- AP Capstone Project- Students will complete an AP Capstone Project in two AP Classes- AP Seminar and AP Research. AP Capstone™ is a College Board program that equips students with the independent research, collaborative teamwork, and communication skills that are increasingly valued by colleges. It cultivates curious, independent, and collaborative scholars and prepares them to make logical, evidence-based decisions.
AP Capstone consists of two AP courses — AP Seminar and AP Research.
Any Senior choosing to do full Dual Enrollment and/or Virtual Academy will be given a choice of Honors Senior Project or AP Capstone.
Any exception to this requirement must be approved by superintendent or superintendent’s designee.