Long Beach School District Gifted Program
The mission of the Long Beach School District gifted program is to insure
that intellectually gifted children, as defined by the Mississippi Department
of Education*, are offered appropriate educational experiences that are
qualitatively different from those available in the regular classroom in order
to provide opportunities for them to realize their abilities and potential.
The Long Beach School District, in accordance with the Mississippi Department
of Education’s regulations and standards for gifted education programs, is
committed to identifying intellectually gifted students and providing a program
of enrichment that addresses their unique talents, needs, and learning styles.
Recognizing the intellectual, emotional, and social needs of gifted students; as
well as their potential for creativity, higher-level thinking, independent learning,
and leadership; the program addresses cognitive and affective needs with a
curriculum that is qualitatively different from the regular classroom.
The LBSD Gifted Handbook attached (CLICK LINK BELOW) describes the Long
Beach School District Gifted Program - Instructional Management Plan of the
Gifted Education Program as well as the philosophy, mission statement, goals
The Long Beach School District provides a program of enrichment for intellectually
gifted students in second through sixth grade. Gifted classes, which are available
only at the elementary level, are called “Discovery” and serve second through sixth
grade students at each elementary school. Students spend one day per week in the
gifted “pull-out” program and the rest of the week in their general education classrooms.
Mississippi Department of Education gifted regulations and state mandate require that
intellectually gifted students in grades two through six be provided services by a teacher
with gifted endorsement for a minimum of five hours per week.
LBSD Gifted Program Self Evaluation
The following are projects from Gifted Classrooms throughout Long Beach School District.
Click on the hyperlinks for more information about the projects.
LONG BEACH SCHOOL DISTRICT GIFTED ADVISORY BOARD
THE LONG BEACH ASSOCIATION OF GIFTED CHILDREN
The Long Beach School District
Gifted Advisory Board(LBGAB)
consists of parents of gifted students, gifted
students, regular classroom and teachers of
the gifted, administrators, community mem-
bers, and former gifted students and parents.
The group typically meets twice yearly to review
gifted program evaluations and goals. The group
is extremely valuable to the gifted program as we
strive to have input from every perspective.
The Long Beach Association of Gifted
Children (LBAGC) is an affiliate organization of
the Mississippi Association of Gifted Children. All
parents of gifted students, educators and community
members are invited to join the organization at a
membership fee of $5.00 per year. If you would like
to join LBAGC, click on the link below for an application.
PRESIDENT: SANDI DULANEY
VICE-PRESIDENT: JACQUIE LIPSKI
SECRETARY: HEATHER AND LENNY SAWYER
TREASURER: Lori Cripple
ADVISORY MEMBERS: RANDALL HICKS
TEACHERS OF THE GIFTED
|District Newsletter "The Gifted Voice"||PLEASE SEE THE MENU AND CLICK ON "Discovery Newsletter" to see each issue of The Gifted Voice.|
|Good Sites for Gifted:|
For more information about Gifted
Programs in the Long Beach School District,
contact the LBSD Gifted Coordinator Deborah Holt at: