Specialty School Alert:
The Richmond Puplic Schools 2018-2019 Specialty School Calendar is in the process of being updated. Applications for the Maggie L. Walker Governor's School and Appomattox Regional Governor's School will open on October 15, 2018. All RPS Middle Schools have been scheduled for recruitment by the Governor's Schools. Thank you for your patience as we open our "Application Season."
Updated Calendars will be posted on this website.
The mission of Richmond Public Schools, the gateway to infinite possibilities, is to lead our students to extraordinary, honorable lives as inspirational global leaders who shape the future with intellect, integrity, and compassion through challenging, engaging learning experiences guided by highly qualified, passionate educators in partnership with families and communities.
As part of the mission of Richmond Public Schools, Programs for the Gifted provides a continuum of comprehensive services for gifted and talented students. Such services are an essential component of an urban school division’s commitment to deliver quality education to students at all levels of achievement. Gifted and talented students are identified in all ethnic, geographic and social-economic populations.
- Gifted students have distinct social, emotional and educational needs which require differentiated instructional opportunities.
- Early identification and educational intervention is essential to develop the full potential of gifted students; it is particularly critical for at-risk students.
- Students need to experience differentiated instructional opportunities appropriate to their level of achievement and potential.
- Gifted students benefit immensely from the opportunity to work with each other in an environment which challenges them to attain their personal best.
The purpose of Richmond Public Schools’ Programs for the Gifted is to enable gifted students to become independent, self-directed learners who use their knowledge and understanding to build a rich and productive life as individuals and members of the greater community.
Gifted Program Links