Nominations are now closed for the 2017 - 2018 school year for current
Kindergarten through 7th Grade students.
Teacher Nomination for the gifted program are now closed for the 2017-2018 school year.
For Preschool students entering Kindergarten:
Note: For the upcoming school year, students must be five years old by August 31, 2017.
Identification begins with a Child Find screening. Parents do not need to complete any forms unless notified of a need for further testing. Brandywine School District Child Find screenings occur at area preschools January through June; check with your preschool to learn when screenings are scheduled. Children who are not enrolled in a preschool where a Brandywine School District Child Find screening is scheduled may contact any Brandywine School District elementary school for a spring Child Find screening appointment. If you have any questions, please contact Pat Deppen at 302-479-1626.
Overview of timeline for students entering kindergarten:
January to June Child Find Screenings occur
March to August Further testing, if applicable
May to August Parents notified of results of testing
Statement on Gifted Program
At its May 15, 2003 meeting, the Board approved a statement about the gifted program. Written by the Gifted Task Force, the statement is as follows:
Brandywine School District recognizes the rights of all students to an education that provides for maximum development of their potential.
Children and youth with outstanding gifts and talents perform or show the potential for performing at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared with others of their age, experience, or environment. They require programming and support services which offer opportunities for acceleration and enrichment beyond those usually offered.
Outstanding gifts and talents are present in children and youth from all cultural groups, across all economic strata, and in all areas of human endeavor.