Montgomery County Public Schools is committed to providing rigorous instructional programs that encourage all students to realize their full potential as learners. A continuum of programs and services are provided.
Students’ learning may be enriched and accelerated; and, students may participate in advanced-level coursework at their local schools. Instruction is differentiated to provide all students appropriate pacing and support necessary for advanced-level learning.
Students may also attend special programs such as centers for enriched studies, magnet programs, or specialized programs, based on their interest and talent.
The Parent Input Form window opens February 13, 2023. Parent Input Forms are due March 17, 2023.
The gifted and talented (GT) identification screening process for the 2022-2023 school year includes all students in grade 2 and students in grades 3, 5, and 7 who are new to MCPS or have been identified for rescreening.
As part of the data collection process, parents/guardians are asked to provide input about their student’s gifted and/or advanced behaviors via an electronic survey called the Parent Input Form. The week of February 13, 2023, parents will receive a letter in the U.S. Mail and in ParentVUE with step-by-step directions for completing the form online. The form must be completed by March 17, 2023.
Please note that parents must use their student’s MCPS Google username and password when completing the form. If you have any questions or need support completing the form, please contact your elementary school GT Liaison or middle school AEIST. For more information about the criteria for gifted and talented designation and answers to frequently asked questions, please visit: https://bit.ly/gt-identification-2023. If you have questions about the process, you may email AEIquestions@mcpsmd.org.
If you have questions about the instructional recommendations or enrichment opportunities at your school, please reach out to the school directly.
To address the needs of academically gifted and advanced students at the local school level, MCPS will expand the ELC to additional schools in 2022–2023. Based on multiple factors including: demographic, socioeconomic, and regional diversity, numbers of students surfaced in universal review, school readiness, and other conditions that lead to successful implementation, MCPS has selected 20 schools for ELC implementation in the 2022-23 school year. These schools represent a range of diversity in demographics, FARMS rates, school type, and regions. ELC expansion will continue in the 2023–2024 school year.
Local Enrichment, Enriched Literacy Curriculum, Centers for Enriched Studies
Middle School Programs
Local Enriched Courses in Math and World Studies, Magnet Programs,
High School Programs
Twice Exceptional Students and Services
Frequently Asked Questions, Publications and Resources about gifted students with disabilities (e.g. GT/LD)
Policies and Processes
Links to MCPS gifted and talented policies and processes including GT Identification
Excellence in Gifted and Talented Education (EGATE) School Awards Program- This program honors exceptional elementary, middle, and high schools that offer gifted and telented programs aligned with the objectives and criteria of the Maryland Criteria for Excellence: Gifted and Talented Program Guidelines and Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 13A.04.07 Gifted and Talented Education. The following MCPS schools have been named EGATE schools:
About Accelerated and Enriched Instruction
AEI Vision, Mission and MCPS GT Policies
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Rockville, Maryland 20850
Curriculum and Instructional Programs, Office of Teaching, Learning, and Schools.
The AEI Feedback Council provides feedback and continuing guidance to staff on MCPS programs and the implementation of MCPS Policy IOA Gifted and Talented Education (PDF). The committee is comprised of 20-25 community and staff stakeholders who represent multiple points of view.