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Florida Gifted Information & Resources
Updated March 15, 2011
On this page:
|Organization & Agency Contacts|
Links to District, School, and Parent Group Websites
School District Gifted Coordinators/Contacts - contact Donnajo Smith, Program Specialist for Gifted or the local school district.
Florida Association for the Gifted
Florida Federation of Council for Exceptional Children
Florida Department of Education Contact for Gifted Donnajo Smith, Program Specialist for Gifted
Florida Department of Education Gifted Webpage
University Endorsement and Graduate Programs for Gifted
University of South Florida - Gifted Endorsement Courses and Online Masters Degree in Gifted Education (2 yr. program)
University of Central Florida - Endorsement Certificate in Gifted Education & Masters in Curriculum & Instruc. - Specialization in Gifted
|Identification & Eligibility for Gifted Programs & Services|
Eligibility for gifted programs is governed by FL Administrative Rule:
6A-6.03019 Special Instructional Programs for Students Who Are Gifted
|Gifted Program Options|
Although the State of Florida currently mandates identification & services for gifted students, the types and quality of services are left to local districts and schools to determine. HERE is a draft resource guide from the Florida Department of Education, which includes acceptable gifted program delivery models.
Acceleration Mechanisms (IB, AICE, dual enrollment, early admission, credit by exam)
|State Laws, Regulations, & Legal Issues|
Services for students in Florida who meet
"gifted" eligibility requirements are mandated by state statute, regulated
by Department of Education Administrative Rules, and funded annually by
the FL Legislature.
FLORIDA EDUCATION STATUTES
Title XLVIII - K-20 Education Code
DOE Technical Assistance Papers &
Memos - guidance provided to school districts.
note: This memo is no longer on the FLDOE website, but FGN has left it up for historical purposes.
Request for Due Process Hearing
|Reports & Statistics|
Review of Florida's Education Funding System - 1996
|Summer Opportunities for Gifted Students||under construction|
Governor's Summer Program - provides an opportunity for Florida's outstanding gifted
and high-achieving students to participate in and use the resources of the
universities and colleges of the State of Florida. Program proposals are
submitted annually. Check with the
coordinator/contact for your school district regarding upcoming
Scholarship - Sponsored by the Florida Association for the Gifted.