The Special Program for Academic and Creative Excellence (SPACE) began in 1979. Students in grades 2nd to 5th go to SPACE every Wednesday here at George Mason Elementary School.
SPACE teachers identify students for this gifted program at the end of grade one or the beginning of grade two. Teachers work with identified students, at the elementary level, once a week for two to two and a half hours. Currently we have an elementary SPACE teacher who serves here at George Mason Elementary School.
Students in the SPACE program are identified using multiple criteria in accordance with VDOE guideline.