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.
- Special Instructional Programs for Students Who Are Gifted (identification)
- Development of Educational Plans for Exceptional Students who are Gifted
- Specialization Requirements for the Gifted Endorsement
- 6A-6.03313, F.A.C., Procedural Safeguards for Exceptional Students who are Gifted
- Florida’s Frameworks for K12 Gifted Learners (PDF)
- Florida Plan for K-12 Gifted Education (PDF)
- Resource Guide for the Education of Gifted Students in Florida (PDF)
- What is Exceptional Student Education for Children Who Are Gifted? - 2017 (PDF)
- ¿Qué es la Educación de Estudiantes Excepcionales para los Niños Dotados? 2017 - Spanish (PDF)
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 www.fdlrs.org 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 https://beessgsw.org/#/spp/institution/public/.
To view a district's past approved SP&P visit http://beess.fcim.org/sppDistrictDocSearch.aspx.
- Quarterly Call and NAGC Convention Presentation: Collaborative Efforts to Support Gifted Education in Florida January 2021
- Quarterly Call September 2020
- Thompson Earth Systems Institute -Scientist in Every Florida School presentation
- Quarterly Call June 2020 (PDF)
- Quarterly Call March 2020
- Quarterly Call December 2019 (PDF)
- Quarterly Update Presentation FLAG Conference 2019 (PDF)
- Quarterly Call and Webinar on Accessing Gifted Data on EDStats June 2019
- Quarterly Call and Webinar on District Survey Results March 2019
- Quarterly Call and Webinar on Plan B December 4, 2018
- Quarterly Call and Webinar on Compliance September 2018
- Quarterly Call Presentation (PDF)
- Goals, Characteristics and Traits of Gifted Learners
- FINDS Method of Research
- Reasoning Skills
- National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)
- Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Talented and Gifted (TAG)
- Neag Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development
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 http://www.floridasel.org/index.php 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.
- CASEL - The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning
- Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG)
No-cost SEL programs being implemented in Florida:
For state policy and related questions, please contact: