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Click to watch channel 96 live stream Click to watch the most recent and past graduation ceremonies online. Click to view the official SMCPS Facebook page Click to view the official SMCPS Twitter feed Click to view the offical SMCPS YouTube channel Click to view the official SMCPS LinkedIn page Click to access the Home Access Center login page Click for freqently asked questions and general website information

In addition to the already robust elementary program that encourages higher level thinking and challenge, St. Mary's County Public Schools formally screens all students in grade 3 and new students in grades 4 and 5 for gifted identification. Students who are identified as Intellectually Gifted in reading and/or mathematics receive more formalized instruction appropriate to their learning needs as a part of their school day.

Timeline

Grades 4 and 5:

September/October

  • Initial screening of new students in grades 4 and 5 (Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test, second edition)
  • Additional assessments in reading and mathematics are administered for students who need further screening
  • Identification letters are sent home to new students in grades 4 and 5 if they are identified for gifted programming in reading and/or mathematics
  • Gifted programming begins in grades 4 and 5

Grade 3:

November/December

  • Initial screening of all grade 3 students (Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test, third edition)
  • Additional assessment information is collected in reading and mathematics for students who need further screening

January

  • Identification letters are sent home to grade 3 students identified for gifted programming in reading and/or mathematics
  • Gifted programming begins in grade 3