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Special Programs Department
Welcome to the NCPS Special Programs Homepage. The Office of Special Programs directs and supports the development, implementation,and evaluation of special education services, gifted services, and PreK programs throughout the division.

Gifted News

11 months ago

Applications for the Summer Residential Governor's School are now available. For more information contact NHS Guidance Department  757-678-5151 x4105  or visit 

"Summer Residential Governor’s Schools provide gifted 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, medicine and health sciences, 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 four 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 three 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." 

PreK Corner

11 months ago

NCPS is accepting applications for our Pre-K program for the school year 2017-2018 Applications are available at both Kiptopeke and Occohannock Elementary Schools and online (click here to view).

The deadline for priority registration is July 1, 2017. The following items are required for registration: 

  • Proof of 911 Address 
  • Child’s original Birth Certificate 
  • Immunization/Health Records  I
  • If applicable, any guardianship papers that applies to the student.
  • Proof of Income 

Note: Your child must be 4 years of age on or before September 30, 2017 to enroll. Spaces are limited.

Related Files

PreK Application 2017-18  School Year

Resources for Parents and Families

11 months ago

The Virginia Department of Education, in collaboration with the Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disabilities at George Mason University, is pleased to announce the launch of a new Web site dedicated to providing comprehensive information on special education issues, practices and services to families who have children with disabilities in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The new Web site is entitled “Virginia Family Special Education Connection” and can be located at:

The Web site was designed in consultation with advocacy organizations, families, and special educators to provide easy access to special education information in a family friendly format.  The site contains significant resources on local, state and national topics related to special education, education planning, academic and family support, as well as federal and state regulations.  A section of the Web site is also dedicated to providing families with online training that can be completed on demand.


"AIM-VA provides accessible instructional materials at no cost to Virginia K-12 students with Individualized Education Plans (IEP).  Accessible instructional materials are alternative print materials, (e.g., Braille, electronic files, etc.) that can be delivered to and used by students who are not able to use traditional print formats. AIM-VA staff provide teachers with training and technical assistance on how to select and use accessible instructional materials with students."



"PEATC is committed to reaching all families, schools and communities as they build positive futures for Virginia's children."

Special Education-Sensory Disabilities (click here)

Services for Students Identified as Hearing or Visually Impaired (click here)

Special Progrms Staff Members