GIFTED EDUCATION GUIDELINES
Gifted education in West Virginia (WV) strives to support students with exceptional intellectual abilities and potential for achievement by providing specially designed instruction through a full continuum of service delivery models that fosters growth in learning and achievement.
Gifted education in WV is mandated by WV Code 18-20-1 and provides that students with exceptionalities, including those identified as gifted in grades one through eight and exceptional gifted in grades nine through twelve, be educated according to guidelines set forth by the state board of education in Policy 2419; "Regulations for the Education of Students with Exceptionalities." Policy 2419 regulates the process for identification, the development of an Individualized Education Program (IEP) with all attending due process rights, and specialized instruction to meet the unique needs of students with giftedness.
Gifted education services are delivered by qualified gifted education teachers through evidence-based methodologies that connect to the general curriculum but differentiate to provide a balance of acceleration and enrichment opportunities which include more depth and complexity of content, flexibility in processes and creativity in product in order to maximize academic growth. Through gifted education services, the unique intellectual abilities of the individual are recognized, supported and developed.