Gifted Services

We are Swanson Admirals

Sharen HumannSharen Humann
Resource Teacher for the Gifted
Swanson Middle School

~Scholarship~           ~Service~            ~Spirit~ 

Gifted ServicesArlington Public Schools is dedicated to maximizing the strengths and potential of all students so they may become self-confident, well-rounded, responsible and productive citizens.

Believing that each and every individual has merit, Arlington Public Schools recognizes that certain learners within the school population have unique abilities, interests, needs and potential for accomplishment. These characteristics necessitate systematic, continuous services to present unique and appropriately differentiated curricula and learning opportunities responsive to individual learning rates, styles, and interests.

Gifted students need opportunities to think abstractly, work at various rates and levels of complexity, and pursue tasks independently. In addition, students eligible for gifted services need opportunities to learn with others of like abilities, as well as opportunities to develop social relationships with others of all backgrounds.                            

John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Talent Search for students in Grade 2 through 8.

Although APS does not sponsor or endorse this program, we do assist parents who are interested in obtaining information. To apply students must score in the 95 %tile or above on standard test. For your convenience, brochures are now available in the Gifted Service Office, Room 206, or online at Thank you.