Prospective Students

  • Virtual Choice Fairs

    We are excited to provide families with the opportunity to learn more about the Center for Gifted Studies at Ridgecrest virtually! Join us at one of our Virtual Choice Fairs to familiarize yourself with our CGS program.              

    • Tues., Oct. 27th    6:30 – 7:45 PM  Elementary School Programs
    • Sat., Nov. 7th    9:00 – 10:15 AM  All DAP Programs

    Please complete the form to register for one of the Virtual Choice Fairs.


    Here is the our presentation: Elementary CGS DAP Fair Presentation


    Discovery Night

    We invite you to join us on December 9th to learn more about the Center for Gifted Studies at Ridgecrest Elementary School. Additional details will be posted soon.


    Application Process

    In order to apply to the Center for Gifted Studies, students must apply through the Pinellas County Schools Student Reservation System. The application period for the 2020-2021 school year is from January 6-15. 

    By the application deadline, students applying for first grade must:

    • Have been formally evaluated with a qualifying IQ score
    • Submit a copy of their psychological report
    • Be awaiting placement

    By the application deadline, students applying for grades 2-5 must:

    • Meet all of the state requirements for gifted placement
    • A copy of their Educational Plan may be requested

    Failure to provide this information by the application deadline may result in ineligibility for the applicant. Students who meet eligibility criteria after the deadline may submit a late application. Students in this program have a feeder assurance to the middle school gifted center in their geographic application area. 

    All applicants must be interested in being enrolled in gifted classes on a full time basis and live in the mid-county zone.

    Please note that only students who are new to the program need to apply. Returning students are not required to submit a new application.