Things to Consider When Planning for Class Schedules

Things to Consider When Planning for Class Schedules...

As the parent/guardian of a gifted learner, you may have questions about how to help your child
select appropriate classes. The following links may be useful when considering learning
opportunities for your child:

Academic Year Opportunities:

Virginia Department of Education Profile of a Graduate
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/graduation/profile-grad/index.shtml

Virginia Department of Education Graduation Requirements
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/graduation/index.shtml
Look on the right side of the screen under “Graduation Requirements” and you can choose from
different types of diplomas.

Virginia Early College Scholars Program
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/graduation/early_college_scholar...
Students pursuing an Advanced Studies diploma may earn at least fifteen hours of college credit.

Virtual Virginia
https://www.virtualvirginia.org/
Online classes that students may take at their high school with supervision by an in-house
facilitator. Grade level and/or class prerequisites may pertain to classes.

Virtual Virginia Parent and Student Handbook 2017-2018
https://www.virtualvirginia.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/student_handb...

A Linwood Holton Governor’s School
http://www.hgs.k12.va.us/
Online classes, synchronous and asynchronous, are available to 11th and 12th grade students.
Students also earn college credit upon completion of a Governor’s School course.
2017-2018 Holton Governor’s School Course Schedule:
http://www.hgs.k12.va.us/2017-2018_CourseSchedule.htm

Summer Programs

Residential Governor’s School

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/governors_school_programs/summer...
html
Summer learning experiences for rising 11th and 12th grade students who are identified as gifted.

Regional Governor’s School at VHCC
http://www.vhcc.edu/future-students/high-school-programs/governor-s-school
Summer learning experiences for rising 11th and 12th grade students who are identified as gifted.

Governor’s Foreign Language Academies
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/foreign_language/language_academ...
Summer learning experience for rising 11th and 12th grade foreign language students.

University of Virginia Summer Enrichment Program
https://curry.virginia.edu/services-outreach/saturday-summer-enrichment-...

Emory & Henry College Summer Scholars and Leadership Academy
https://www.ehc.edu/event/summer-scholars-institute-leadership-program/

Duke University Talent Identification Program
https://tip.duke.edu/

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth
https://cty.jhu.edu/

If you have any questions about the programs listed in this document, please feel free to contact
me any time. You may also want to discuss these with your child’s school principal, guidance
counselors, and/or teachers. Thank you!

Felicia Lowman-Sikes
Facilitator of Gifted Education Programs
fsikes@wcs.k12.va.us
276-739-3018
276-477-9819