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Welcome to the SEARCH webpage!
 
What is SEARCH?
SEARCH is a division of Loudoun County Public School's Gifted Education Program.  It is a classroom-based program for all students in Kindergarten through 4th grade.  The SEARCH teacher works in the classroom to present lessons and activities that encourage questioning, higher-level thinking skills, and creativity.
 
 
The SEARCH curriculum is based on problem solving and founded in gifted education research.  The curriculum spirals developmentally through five components: perceiving, reasoning, connecting, creating, and evaluating.  Each grade level learns about each component at increasingly more complex and abstract levels.  These components will be presented to students in K-4 as "keys" to critical thinking.  
 

For Parents of 3rd and 4th Grade Students

District Referrals - Students with qualifying test scores on the CogAT and/or NNAT will receive a district referral via US mail in mid-February. With parent permission (via a signed referral form returned to school SEARCH teacher), these students will be evaluated for gifted services.

Parent Referrals - Parents of students who did not receive a district referral letter, but who wish to have their children evaluated for gifted services, may submit a parent referral form to their child's SEARCH teacher from February 16 – March 4, 2016

Referral forms submitted after March 4, 2016

will be processed next school year. 

For Parents of 5th Grade Students

Parents of 5th grade students who wish to have their children evaluated for gifted services in middle school, may submit a parent referral form to their child's SEARCH teacher from February 16 – March 4, 2016

 Referral forms submitted after March 4, 2016

will be processed next school year.

Click here to visit the LCPS Gifted Education Website.

 Loudoun County Public Schools Gifted Program Goals:
 
1.To become divergent creative thinkers who recognize problems and solve them.
2.To construct personal meaning and understanding of others and of the world around them.
3.To develop the capacity for self assessment (ownership of the learning).
 
 
Questions about LCPS Gifted Programs?
Please read the new information on the LCPS gifted website:
 
 For referral information visit:
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Last Modified on December 17, 2015