Center for Gifted Studies

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    Ridgecrest Elementary
    1901 119th St. N, Largo
    (727) 588-3580
    *entrance criteria required
    Ridgecrest elementary To 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:
    • 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.