Formerly referred to as self-contained, gifted services are provided to students within a classroom setting that has been designated as a gifted class. This environment is made up exclusively of gifted eligible students and facilitated by a teacher of gifted in elementary school or at least 3 gifted endorsed, core content teachers in middle school. If found eligible for gifted services, the EP team may choose to have the child attend their designated program and transportation will be provided. CGS is offered at these select elementary and middle schools: Deer Park Elementary School, Mittye P. Locke Elementary School, Oakstead Elementary School, Wesley Chapel Elementary School, Chasco Middle School, Charles S. Rushe Middle School, Seven Springs Middle School, and Thomas E. Weightman Middle School.
To identify what service model your student’s school offers, reference the Gifted Services by School document. If your student is interested in attending their zoned Center for Gifted Studies, please refer to the gifted boundary map. Zoned elementary and middle school CGS schools are determined based off of a student’s zoned middle school. Students can indicate their interest in attending their zoned CGS through the Pasco Pathways school choice application process or through articulation in the Spring for 2nd and 5th grade students.
Beginning in the 2020- 2021 school year for students that choose to attend their zoned CGS, the transportation model will change from neighborhood busing to hub transportation. Hub stops will be located at district school sites, which will be determined after reviewing student enrollment. Parents are responsible for providing transportation to and from the designated hubs or for transporting students directly to the zoned CGS.
Deer Park Elementary School (CGS)
Mittye P. Locke Elementary School (CGS)
Oakstead Elementary School (CGS)
Wesley Chapel Elementary School (CGS)
Select Elementary Schools (Consult Services)
Select Elementary Schools (Inclusion Services)
Chasco Middle School (CGS)
Charles S. Rushe Middle School (CGS)
Seven Springs Middle School (CGS)
Thomas E. Weightman Middle School (CGS)
Select Middle Schools (Inclusion Services)
All High Schools (Consult Services)