Gifted Education Program

Instructor: Ms. Gina Burke


There will be an information session about Summer Residential Governor's School Thursday, October 21 ,  at 7:30 a.m. in room 2124. SRGS is open to students in 10th and 11th grades. Come to the meeting to find out how to apply!

Click on the PowerPoint to review dates and requirements: SRGS for Students (1).pptx.
Students: In the gifted Canvas modules, you will have access to all the applications, recommendations, and other information needed to submit an application for SRGS. 
📆Gifted Services Starting Timeline for 2021-2022:
  • Week of September 13: The permission for high school services form were delivered to those students who have not submitted a form already and for the 9th grade students. The form is due by September 30.  If you have not received  your permission form, please check with your first period teacher or with the Gifted Office room 2135.
  • Month of September: A Canvas course will appear on the student's Canvas dashboard. This is not a course that the student has to attend. It will be the place where we post Gifted program announcements, information about Governor's School, and the pull-out seminar dates and topics. An independent study module will also appear in this course; this is where you will submit your independent study contract and upload your end product (only if you chose independent study for your service option). 
  • Week of Sept. 27: Services will begin.  See the Canvas module for pull-out seminar start times and topics. 
Gifted Education Mission Statement:

In Prince William County Public Schools, our vision centers on the concept that “all students will learn to their fullest potential.” Our School Division philosophy of gifted education reflects this vision. Gifted education services are designed to foster the academic development of advanced learners. 

At Battlefield High School, we are committed to offering the best in differentiated services for our gifted students.  Our mission is to provide relevant quality educational opportunities for all students to develop the skills necessary to reach their maximum potential as responsible, productive citizens, and life-long learners. We realize gifted students have exceptional educational needs which must be met in order for them to reach their full potential, both intellectually and emotionally. In order to fulfill these educational needs, gifted education services at Battlefield High School are offered in the form of: 

•    Advanced courses, including  Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment courses.
•    Cohort taught Gifted sections through English and Science classes during the 9th and 10th grades.
•    Pull-out Socratic seminars, which are open-ended, interdisciplinary discussions emphasizing
     critical thinking, problem solving, communication and metacognitive skills.
•    The  GEMS 12(Gifted Educational Multidisciplinary Studies with Research) course
      offered during the 12th grade, which focuses on the introduction of philosophy.
•  Independent study   
Gifted students also have the opportunity to apply for the Residential Governor’s Schools and the Governor’s School at
      Innovation Park for math and science. 


🎯Overall of the service options offered to all grade levels during the 2021-2022 school year:

Overview of Gifted elective classes and services 9-12.pptx