Gifted Education


Portsmouth Public Schools (PPS) is committed to enrich and challenge all students to excel with a mindset of academic equity and excellence. The district recognizes and provides appropriate instruction to support the special and unique learning styles of the gifted learner. The division recognizes that giftedness is multifaceted. Gifted teachers provide stimulating and differentiated instruction in content and processes that enrich the learning experiences of all students. Students are equipped with problem-solving, analytical, and creative thinking skills that foster collaborative practices and in-depth content knowledge.

The instruction of the gifted learner in our school division reflects an instructional model that is: research-based; differentiated in content, process, and product; and provides a variety of learning experiences. Our program allows creativity, collaboration, communication, problem-solving, and global thinking opportunities.

The Portsmouth Public Schools advanced program will meet the following criteria:

  • Strongly Embedded Philosophy and Goals
  • Acceleration and Enrichment Opportunities for all Students
  • Multiple Options for Learning
  • Student Learning Expectations
  • Challenging Curriculum
  • Flexibility, Creativity
  • Staff Development Plan
  • Guidance Component
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