Welcome to the NCPS Special Programs Department!
NCPS has uniform procedures for screening, referring, identifying, and serving students in kindergarten through twelfth grade 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
Special Education Services
NCPS offers a continuum of services for students with disabilities ages 2-21 who meet eligibility criteria under IDEA.
NCPS also utilizes the Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports to routinely screen and monitor student progress for all students. When there are concerns, school-based student teams (SBT) can meet to review available data for individual students who are experiencing problems adversely impacting their educational performance. Students suspected of having a disability are then referred for further evaluation.
To request a school based team meeting please contact the SBT Chairperson at your child's school. If your child in not yet school age (Ages 2-5) please use the link below to start the Child Find process:
2022-2023 School Year:
The Peer Model Early Childhood Program :
Students who turn 2 or 3 by September 30th can receive school-based services up to five days per week. This program targets the developmental needs of 2-3 year old children with and without disabilities. Classroom size is limited with at least 4 students identified as appropriate peer models. Services are play based and facilitated by an ECSE provider, Instructional Assistant, and Related Services providers (as applicable) between the hours of 8:00am-1:30pm Monday-Friday or in accordance with IEP requirements. Breakfast, lunch, and transportation is available for all participants. Peer Model Early Childhood classrooms will be available at both elementary schools located in Northampton County and service locations are determined by the child’s designated school zone.
Your feedback is needed! If you have a child with a disability we want to hear from you:
Survey Updated 5-31-2022
Alana Walmsley: Director of Special Programs
April Etheridge: Administrative Assistant & Compliance Specialist
Donna Henry: Administrative Assistant
Camesha Anderson: School Social Worker
Trey Hall: School Social Worker NCPS Social Work Website
Lori Whittaker: School Psychologist
Dr. Nadjai Plowden: Behavior Intervention Specialist
TBD: Special Education Coordinator for Compliance & Transition
Call: 757-678-5151 Ext 2404
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