Maria Lawson-Davenport

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Gifted Open Referral Period

March kicks off the beginning of  open referral for gifted eligibility.  Students currently in grades 3-7, who have not been tested for the gifted program in the last 12 months are eligible for nomination.  Parents, teachers, administrators, and students may nominate a student for gifted services.  Nomination forms can be accessed from school offices, gifted …

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Suffolk Public Schools Specialty Program Applications

Application Info for 2019-2020 Governor’s School for the Arts: Deadline—December 14, 2018 Application Information Link: Suffolk Public Schools’ Specialty Programs Deadline—December 14, 2018 Common Application Link: Project Lead the Way Engineering Application Information Link: Project Lead the Way Biomedical Science Application Information Link: International Baccalaureate Application Information Link: For more information please see your school …

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Governor’s Summer Residential Academies 2018

Summer Residential Governor’s Schools provide gifted high school juniors and seniors with intensive educational experiences in foreign language, visual and performing arts; humanities; mathematics, science, and technology; or through mentorships in marine science, medicine and health sciences, or engineering. Each Summer Residential Governor’s School focuses on one special area of interest. Students live on a …

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National Youth Science Camp 2018

The National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp) is a residential science education program for young STEM enthusiasts the summer after they graduate from high school. Students from around the country (two are selected to represent each state and Washington, D.C.) are challenged academically in exciting lectures and hands-on studies, and have voluntary opportunities to participate in an …

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Suffolk Public Schools Specialty Program Information Nights

Suffolk Public Schools will be holding information nights for specialty programs throughout the months of November and December.  Applications for the programs will be available after each information night.  For more information about any of the programs, please contact Dr. Maria Lawson-Davenport at or (757) 925-6750. Link to flyer: Specialty Program Flyer

University of Virginia Summer Enrichment Program 2018

An exciting opportunity for gifted and high ability students currently in grades 4-10! Online application available at Link to Flyer:  UVA Summer Gifted Program

Suffolk Public Schools College and Career Readiness Fair

Suffolk Public School College Fair will be held on Monday, October 2, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 PM at King’s Fork High School. Representatives from more than 40 colleges and universities will share information about their schools and answer all your questions about admission requirements, tuition, programs of study, financial aid, and student life. Suffolk Public Schools …

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Saturday Enrichment Program for High-Ability Learners

The College of William and Mary is offering an enrichment program this school year. SEP is an academically challenging program with an emphasis on inquiry-based learning for students in grades K-12. The program is not meant to supplant the regular school curriculum; rather, it recognizes the importance of allowing able youngsters to explore additional specialized …

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Tidewater Regional Governor’s School Accepting Applications

The Tidewater Regional Gove­­rnor’s School for Science and Technology Identified gifted students currently in grades three, four, five, and six from Isle of Wight County, Franklin Public Schools, Suffolk Public Schools, and Southampton Public Schools are eligible and are urged to apply to The Tidewater Regional Governor’s School for Science and Technology.  The program is …

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Summer Residential Governor’s School Accepting Applications

The 2017 Summer Residential Governor’s School is now accepting applications.  Students in grades 10 and 11 are eligible to apply.  Programs are available in the following areas: Humanities Math, Science, and Technology Marine Science Agriculture Medicine and Health Sciences NASA/NIA Mentorship Visual and Performing Arts Foreign Languages Applications are available on the Virginia Department of …

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