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
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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:
Click Here to Refer Your Child for Special Education Services
2023-2024 School Year:
The Peer Model Early Childhood Program :
This program targets the developmental needs of 2-3 year old children with disabilities. Classroom size is limited with at least 4 students identified as appropriate peer models. Activities are play based and facilitated by an ECSE teacher and an Instructional Assistant between the hours of 8:00am-1:00pm Monday-Friday. Breakfast, lunch, and transportation are 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.
Students who turn 3 years of age by September 30th and have met certain milestones can apply as a peer model for the Early Childhood Special Education class. Applications will be screened and the of selected students will be invited to participate in a screening process in the classroom. Please note that due to limited spaces we are unable to select every applicant.
Click on the contact name to see their contact details:
Alana Walmsley: Director of Student Services
April Etheridge: Compliance & Records Administrative Assistant
Donna Henry: Administrative Assistant
TBD: Special Education Coordinator for Compliance & Transition
Camesha Anderson: School Social Worker
Trey Hall: School Social Worker NCPS Social Work Website
Lori Watts: School Psychologist
Dr. Nadjai Plowden: Behavior Intervention Specialist
Call: 757-678-5151 Ext 2404