Gifted Program

Synthesize, Collaborate, Originate, Produce, Evaluate

The Barrow County School System serves students identified as gifted in the S.C.O.P.E. Program (Synthesize, Collaborate, Originate, Produce, and Evaluate). The S.C.O.P.E. Program provides gifted students with learning opportunities that they would not otherwise experience in the regular classroom. Within the program, students are exposed to a wide variety of studies presented at appropriate levels and pace. Gifted students receive stimulation in the areas of creative thinking and problem solving with opportunities to interact with their intellectual peers. Special instruction is offered in all schools to students identified as academically gifted.


The goals of the S.C.O.P.E. Program are to allow intellectually gifted students to:

  • Demonstrate critical thinking, problem-solving and higher level thinking skills and apply them
  • Develop advanced research and communication skills and methods
  • Transfer learned concepts to different contexts
  • Develop and practice creative thinking, creative problem-solving skills, and creative expression
  • Participate in a variety of activities that encourage exploration in broad-based issues, themes
  • Explore GPS and CCGPS content that is extended, compacted and accelerated, and not pursued
  • Discover that the more they learn, the more they need to know
  • Develop an intrinsic desire to learn


The S.C.O.P.E. curriculum is designed to challenge students by extending/enriching and/or compacting/accelerating the Georgia Standards and includes mastery of complex systems of knowledge and development of thinking skills. Within the gifted curriculum, the students have opportunities to explore advanced content and develop products and advanced learning skills.



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