Welcome to the NCPS Gifted Program

NCPS has uniform procedures for screening, referring, identifying, and serving students in grades K-12 who are gifted in general intellectual or specific academic aptitude.

The plan for the education of gifted students is accessible through the division’s website and printed copies of the plan are available to citizens who do not have online access.

Please contact the Office of Special Programs to request a written copy at: 757-678-5151 x 2404

Click to view the NCPS Gifted Plan

Staff Members

Alana Walmsley: Director of Student Services

Kelsey Edney: Coordinator of Student Support Services

Mellisa Stein: TAG Teacher, Kiptopeke Elementary

Margaret Marshall: TAG Teacher, Occohannock Elementary

Contact Us

Mrs. Kelsey Edney

Email: kedney@ncpsk12.com

Phone: 757-678-5151, Ext. 2403

Fax: 1-757-299-7189

2023-2024 Photo Gallery

Ms. Mel Stein and Mrs. Meg Marshall presented professional development on the topic "Trash to Treasure, Teaching the Art of Problem Solving on a Budget" at the William and Mary Gifted Curriculum Conference in March (2023). Attendees participated in a hands-on STEM challenge using discardable materials. Our TAG teachers ROCK!

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W&M Gifted Conference

KidWind Renewable Energy Challenge

KES sent 3 teams; two built a wind turbine and blades and one built a solar powered model house. All of the projects generated electricity! Although none of our teams placed, our fifth grade girls who did the solar house were given the judges award.

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KidWind Renewable Energy Challenge

Occohannock Elementary

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Kiptopeke Elementary

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2024 Summer Residential Governor's Schools (SRGS)

Summer Residential Governor’s Schools provide high school juniors and seniors with intensive educational experiences in visual and performing arts; humanities; mathematics, science, and technology; or through mentorships in marine science, or engineering.

Each Summer Residential Governor’s School focuses on one special area of interest. Students live on a college or university campus for up to 4 weeks each summer. During this time, students are involved in classroom and laboratory work, field studies, research, individual and group projects and performances, and seminars with noted scholars, visiting artists, and other professionals. In the 3 mentorships, students are selected to work side-by-side with research scientists, physicians, and a variety of other professionals. A director and a student-life staff provide supervision of students 24 hours a day, throughout the program.

2024 Academic Programs

  • Agriculture

  • Humanities

  • Mathematics, Science & Technology

  • Engineering (Jefferson Lab)

  • Marine Science (VA Institute of Marine Science)

2024 Visual & Performing Arts Programs

  • Dance

  • Instrumental Music

  • Vocal Music

  • Theatre

  • Visual Arts

SRGS Links & Resources

VDOE Summer Residential Governor's Schools

General Information for Students and Parents

Important Links & Parent Resources: