Information from Gifted and Talented

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 9:41am
Gifted & Talented (G/T) News

Gifted and Talented Parent Orientation


         The GCES Gifted and Talented (G/T) teachers will hold an orientation this year or all parents on September 19th, 2019. It will be held from 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m., in the Cafeteria.  This orientation is for any parent who wants general information about the G/T Program. The orientation will focus on the four basic parts of the G/T program: Primary Talent Development, Instructional Seminars, Curriculum Extension Units, and G/T math for 4th and 5th graders. Lora Hobbs and Rachael Wood will conduct the session.  If you are unable to attend, but still have questions about our program, please e-mail either one of the presenters. ( & The presentation slides will also be available on the Gorman Crossing website after the event.


G/T Math Nomination Process for NEW 4th and 5th Grade Howard County Students


         Howard County Public Schools are currently in the process of accepting nominations for 4th and 5th grade students NEW to Howard County Public Schools for possible inclusion in the G/T Mathematics Program. If you have a child, new to Howard County Public Schools in 4th or 5th grade whom you wish to nominate for G/T Math, please submit your request for testing to either Mrs. Hobbs ( or Mrs. Wood ( as soon as possible. General questions regarding your child's math placement should be directed to their teacher




Any interested student in grades 3-5 will have the opportunity to participate in instructional seminars this year. Presentations from Mrs. Hobbs & Mrs. Wood were held during the first week of school in each grade level team.  Students will have the opportunity to sign up for the following seminars:

            Grade 3- Habitat Helpers & I-Spy (forms due 9/20)

            Grade 4- Engineering & Habitat Helpers (forms due 9/20)

            Grade 5- Fantasy Football & Flight Frenzy (forms due 9/13, or e-mail Mrs. Wood)

Interest forms are available in each team’s pod area and were given to homeroom teachers. We will post information and schedules in each team area for your child when the groups begin.

Howard County G/T Program Parent Academy, Oct. 16

Wednesday, October 16, 7 – 8:30 p.m. – Long Reach High School, 6101 Old Dobbin Lane, Columbia, 21045

HCPSS families interested in the Gifted and Talented (G/T) Program are invited to come learn about the advanced-level offerings available through the G/T Education Program and how their students can become involved.

The evening will begin with an overview of G/T Education Program offerings at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

Following the general session, parents and community members will have an opportunity to meet by school level for a question and answer session.

Full Schedule:

7:00 – 8:00, G/T Education Program Overview Presentation – Auditorium

8:05 – 8:30, Question and Answer Sessions:

  • Elementary G/T Program Offerings: Auditorium

  • Middle G/T Program Offerings: Classroom A127

  • High School G/T and AP Courses: Classroom B115

For more information, please email or or call 410-­313­‐6800.