Resources for Parents


GT Discover
MSDE website with resources for parents and educators of gifted students; includes ideas for use during remote learning.

Young Scholars Program: The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation offers the opportunity for current high-performing 7th graders to apply for a selective five-year, pre-college scholarship if they demonstrate financial need. It provides academic advising, along with financial support for school, summer programs, internships, and other learning enrichment opportunities. Applications open January 11, 2021. For more information, visit their website.

School Contacts
Elementary Facilitators
Secondary Facilitators

Procedures for Transfer Students

Review and Referral Process
Review and Referral Procedures
Elementary Parent Request for Advanced Academics Review
Secondary Parent Request Advanced Academic Review
Curricular Expectations for GT6 Courses

Acceleration in BCPS (download)
Acceleration Procedures
Acceleration Process Flowchart
Research on Acceleration
Early Entrance to Kindergarten

Appeals Procedures
Request for Advanced Academic Appeal

Exiting Advanced Academics
Request to Exit Advanced Academics

Students with Twice Exceptionalities
Characteristics of 2e Students
Twice Exceptionality
Twice-Exceptional Students (NAGC)
The Paradox of Twice Exceptionality (Belin Blank Center)
Twice-Exceptionality: A Resource Guide for Parents (Davidson Institute)

Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted
Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG)
When Gifted Kids Don't Have All the Answers
Why Bright Kids Get Poor Grades and What You Can Do about It
NAGC: Nurturing the Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children
NAGC: Asynchronous Development
NAGC: Perfectionism
Imposter Syndrome
Emotional Intensity and Cognitive Rigidity
Bright and Quirky
PDF: The Whole-Brain Child Infographic 

Advanced Academics Elementary Mathematics in BCPS

Opportunities for Students -- BCPS Opps Blog

Home Activities for Elementary Students to Promote Critical and Creative Thinking

National Association for Gifted Children

Gifted and Talented Citizen Advisory Committee (GTCAC)

Maryland Coalition for Gifted and Talented Education