State Criteria for Identifying Academically Gifted and Talented Students
State Identification Process
The SC State-funded Academic Gifted and Talented Program requires the testing and screening of all 2nd grade students to identify those who qualify placement in the gifted program beginning the 3rd grade. Once a child qualifies for ACE they do not have to requalify in subsequent years.
Parents of students who qualify for the program are notified by letter. Spring state assessment scores of students in grades 3 – 8 will be reviewed to see if further testing will qualify them for ACE. Additionally, parents, teachers, and students may nominate students in grade 3 – 8 for additional testing. Referral forms are available in school offices or the district website.