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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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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:

Click Here to Refer Your Child for Special Education Services

2023-2024 School Year:

The Peer Model Early Childhood Program (KES and OES) :

The Peer Model Program provides typically developing children an opportunity to interact with same-age peers who are receiving specialized instruction in a developmentally appropriate classroom.  This “inclusion” program provides a stimulating and challenging environment that offers all children a wide range of learning opportunities.

By participating in classroom activities, the peer model serves as a role model to the other students by demonstrating appropriate play, communication and social skills.

Children selected to serve as peer role models must demonstrate developmentally appropriate speech, language, social skills, and behaviors.  Peer Models are able to communicate clearly, interact well with others, model cooperative interactions and follow directions.

Families of children accepted as Peer Models must commit to having their child attend when the program is in session.  There is no enrollment or registration fee.  Children are selected by the Early Childhood Special Education team at the school where the programs are located.  Appropriate applicants will be invited to participate in a 2 hour evaluation at the elementary school. If accepted as a Peer Model, parents will be asked to enroll the child at the school.

If you are interested in having your child considered as a Peer Model, please complete an application and return it to April Etheridge, aetheridge@ncpsk12.com or by mail 7207 Young Street, Machipongo Virginia 23405. You can submit one application per school year.  Applications are reviewed as they are received. 

Selection criterion:

  • Children must be 3 by September 30th of the school year

  • Children must be toilet trained

  • Children must be able to interact well with their same-age peers and demonstrate age-appropriate skills

  • Children must not have an active IEP or require specialized instruction

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Parents, if you have any questions about your student's special education transition planning and coordination please see your student's case manager:

Shavonne Ruffin:    sruffin@ncpsk12.com

Joshuan Ramos:     jramos@ncpsk12.com

Carmelita Jurado:   cjurado@ncpsk12.com

Marina Bell:            mbell@ncpsk12.com

Staff Members:

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Alana Walmsley: Director of Student Services

April Etheridge: Compliance & Records Administrative Assistant

Donna Henry: Administrative Assistant

Kelsey Edney: Student Support Coordinator

Camesha Anderson: School Social Worker

TBD: School Social Worker

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Lori Watts: School Psychologist

Dr. Nadjai Plowden: Behavior Intervention Specialist

Jamie Gentry: Elementary Attendance Officer

Sandra Chandler: Secondary Attendance Officer

Contact Us:

Email: aetheridge@ncpsk12.com

Call: 757-678-5151 Ext 2404

Fax: 1-757-299-7189

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