• The gifted education program identifies gifted students of Roanoke City and provides them with a challenging and enriching educational opportunity.

    RCPS' philosophy is that the instructional needs of all students will be met, through a variety of programs, on a daily basis as students progress from kindergarten through 12th grade. The gifted program provides opportunities for students who exhibit aptitude beyond that of their chronological peers in general intellectual or specific academic areas. 

    Instructional opportunities are based on a child-centered philosophy and emphasize instruction, in both city-wide and site-based programs. In response to the economic and cultural diversity of the population, considerable effort is made to include every child who exhibits the potential for success. Administrators and parents work together to provide services to all academically talented students, regardless of economic status, ethnic origin, gender, or physical disability. It is RCPS' goal to meet the individual educational needs of every student while encouraging a lifelong love of learning.

  • Pupils Learning Appropriately TOgether (PLATO)

  • Additional Information

  • Supervisor of Gifted and Advanced Programs and RtI
    Laura Kelly
    lkelly@rcps.info | (540) 853-1089

    The Office of Gifted and Advanced Academic Programs is led by:  
    Greg Johnston
    Greg Johnston
    Executive Director of Academics  
    (540) 853-2300 | gjohnston@rcps.info 

    The Office of Gifted and Advanced Academic Programs is part of the Academic team, which reports to:
    Archie Freeman
    Archie Freeman III
    Chief Academic Officer
    (540) 853-6113 | afreeman@rcps.info