Center for Gifted Studies
Ridgecrest Elementary1901 119th St. N, LargoBrochure
*entrance criteria requiredTo attend this program, parents must submit an online application during the Application Period. The Application Period usually takes place in January.
This is the only full-time gifted elementary program in the county. The curriculum is based on real-world problems and situations.
By the application deadline, students applying for first grade must:
By the application deadline, students applying for grades 2-5 must:
- Have been formally evaluated with a qualifying IQ score
- Submit a copy of their psychological report
- Be awaiting placement
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.
- Meet all of the state requirements for gifted placement
- A copy of their Educational Plan may be requested