Gifted Education Programs


Florida defines gifted students as students who have superior intellectual development and are capable of high performance. Each school district serves gifted students through local plans that provide academic and social emotional support. The links below provide more information regarding resources, publications and other supporting information for teachers, administrators, parents, students and community members.

For gifted education compliance issues please visit the Gifted Education page within the Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services.



Frequently Asked Questions

District Add-on Renewal Information

The Topics, Specific Objectives and Key Questions listed below are aligned with the 2019 Updated 5 Gifted Endorsement Courses that FDLRS recently made available across the state using the Moodle platform.  Please contact your local FDLRS Associate Center for additional information re: offering these courses or scheduling them for your districts.  You may locate your local center via the website. 

ESE Policies & Procedures (SP&P/Gifted)

Section 1003.57(1)(b)1., Florida Statutes (F.S.), requires that district school boards submit to the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) proposed procedures for the provision of special instruction and services for exceptional students once every three years. Gifted sections are found in Part III and Part V, Appendix C.

To view a district’s approved SP&P visit

To view a district's past approved SP&P visit



Social Emotional Learning Resources

The Florida Department of Education’s Offices of Safe Schools, Healthy Schools and Title IV, Part A Program have forged a partnership to strengthen district and state primary prevention efforts. Our plan focuses on building statewide capacity for safe and supportive school environments via SEL. “SEL is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.”

Please visit to learn more about Florida’s three-pronged approach to improve social and emotional education and skills development. Visit Florida SEL Landscape Map page to view a district’s individual SEL implementation plan.

No-cost SEL programs being implemented in Florida:


For state policy and related questions, please contact:

Alicia Foy