Gifted Services

The Fannin County Board of Education recognizes the need to provide gifted education services to students who have the potential for exceptional academic achievement in Grades K – 12. The Gifted Education Program is designed to provide an enriching and challenging alternative to the regular curriculum program.

Students in grades K – 5 are serviced through a Resource Model. A Gifted Certified Itinerant Teacher travels to all three elementary schools providing a pull-out gifted class for a minimum of five hours weekly. All students in this class must have been identified as gifted by SBOE criteria. The curriculum must have an academic content foundation based on the Georgia curriculum standards, but it should focus on interdisciplinary enrichment activities and not any one content area. The content and pacing should be differentiated to the degree that the activities are clearly not appropriate for more typical students at that grade level

Students identified as gifted in grades 6 – 8 are provided gifted instruction through the advanced content model. The district has elected to include students who are not identified as gifted, but who demonstrate exceptional ability and motivation in a particular content area, in these classes.   These students will receive five hours a week of instruction in each content area they are placed in. This instruction will be provided by a highly qualified content area teacher who also has a gifted endorsement or certification.

For students identified as gifted in grades 9 – 12, advanced content or advanced placement (AP) classes are available. The district has elected to also include students who are not identified as gifted, but who demonstrate exceptional ability and motivation in a particular content area. These advanced placement courses are taught by teachers who have gifted certification or endorsement in their content areas. Classes meet for a minimum of five segments per week and Carnegie units are awarded at the completion of all course work.  



The Fannin County School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, creed, or disability in admission to its programs, services, and activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations. For additional information or referral to the appropriate system coordinator, contact the system superintendents office at 2290 East First Street, Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513 or 706-632-3771.