MIAMI SHORES ELEMENTARY

Gifted Education Programs provide qualitatively different

programs designed to meet the needs of gifted students

K-12. A gifted student is defined by State Board Education

rule 6A-6.03019 as one who has superior intellectual

development and is capable of high performance. Eligibility

under State Board Rule includes a documented need for the

program, a majority of gifted characteristics, and an

intelligence quotient in the superior range. Additional eligibility

criteria are available for limited English proficient students and

students from low socio-economic families. Curriculum components

include: enrichment, acceleration, alignment with the Common Core

Standards, Next Generation Sunshine State Standards, Pacing

Guides, Gifted Program Goals and Objectives, and Gifted Pro-

gram standards. The gifted education program is available in all

schools in the District through content, full time and/or consultation

services.

Gifted Placement Process


Current Miami Shores Elementary School parents wish

-ing to have their child tested for the gifted program

should first contact the child’s homeroom teacher to

discuss possible placement and teacher recommendation.

Once this process is done, the teacher or the parent must

send an email to the assistant principal requesting gifted

placement testing. The parent will be contacted once the assist

-ant principal is ready to open the case. The entire gifted process

takes 90 school days. Our assistant principal is Mrs. Mayor and her

email address is emayor@dadeschools.net.

 

Non-MDCPS Students

All parents of students wishing to have their child tested for the gifted program that are not current students of Miami Dade County Public Schools, must be a resident of Miami Shores and Miami Shores Elementary School must be the home school. Parents must submit a valid picture ID with the home address. Once home school status is determined, the parent will submit a utility bill, drivers’ license, the child’s original birth certificate, and the last report card. Once the documents are ready, please contact the assistant principal for an appointment to begin the gifted process. The entire gifted process takes 90 school days. Our assistant principal is Mrs. Mayor and her email address is emayor@dadeschools.net.