Gifted & Talented Education Department

The Houston County School District is committed to the belief that each student has a right to receive an education based on their individual needs. Gifted students are entitled to a differentiated curriculum consisting of courses of study in which the content, teaching strategies and expectations of student mastery are appropriately modified to further develop students’ strengths and provide them with the opportunities to reach their fullest potential. In accordance with this philosophy, Houston County School District uses the Advanced Content model for gifted students in grades K-12.

Gifted Program Philosophy

In agreement with Georgia Board of Education’s philosophy and in accordance with Houston County’s mission to “produce high achievement for all through continuous growth,” the Houston County Gifted Program recognizes the differentiated needs of gifted-identified students by providing opportunities designed to accelerate, enrich, and extend their learning experiences. Learning is enhanced through the use of materials, tasks, and experiences differentiated in environment, content, process, and/or product.


Gifted Program Mission

Our mission is to identify, serve, and support exceptional students.


Gifted Program Vision

Our vision is for exceptional students to be successful in life. 


Gifted Program Values

~Education provides an opportunity for all individuals to reach their fullest potential.

~All students have a right to educational experiences that challenge their individual development.

~Differentiated instruction (environment, content, process, product) provides accelerated, enriched, and extended instruction that enhances learning and maximizes student potential. 

~Stimulating and expanding our students intellectual and cultural horizons prepares them for leadership roles in a global community. 

~Meeting the emotional and social needs of our students is vital to their success. 

Gifted Elementary
Gifted Middle School
Honors/Advanced Content High School

Parent Resources

Awards and Recognitions

Gifted Teachers of the Year


Houston County Education Assistance Fund ~ on behalf of Manoj H. Shah Family

Summer Enhancement 2024

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More than 500 talented students, in grades will third through sixth, will be selected to join us in this safe and enriching summer learning environment. We are absolutely thrilled to be able to offer this incredible experience.


Over the course of ten days, students will be immersed in exciting courses of their choice, each designed to foster academic and social growth. From music technology and archery to cookie decorating and multimedia journalism, we've assembled a diverse selection of courses catering to all your interests.


Information about Summer Enhancement 2024 coming at the end of March for students who qualify. 

Contact Us:

Houston County Board of Education

Teaching and Learning, Building C

1100 Main Street

Perry, Georgia 31069

(478) 988-6200

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