Gifted Department


    Gifted Academies

    Frequently Asked Questions

    We are now accepting applications for gifted students currently in grades 2-7 (3rd-8th grade for the 24/25 school year) for the Gifted Academy @ Parkway Middle 

    For gifted students currently in grades 8-11 (9th-12th grade for the 24/25 school year) they can apply for the Gifted Academy @ Plantation High

    To complete the application for school choice please visit browardschools.com/schoolchoice


  • Identification
    Schools have an obligation to identify and provide services for gifted students from kindergarten through twelfth grade. A student may be referred for screening for gifted by a parent/guardian, a teacher or other staff member, the student themselves or any other individual with knowledge of the student.

    Broward County Public Schools universally screens all second grade students for gifted with the CogAT.

    The State of Florida defines a gifted student as “one who has superior intellectual development and is capable of high performance.”

    Gifted Program Models
    Each Broward County Public School must develop and implement a comprehensive plan to meet the needs of their gifted students as outlined in the Broward County Public Schools Procedural Guide for Gifted Education.

    Services are provided in the core content areas, depending on students’ needs. Gifted services, however, are not limited to the curriculum and learning environment. Other services must be provided based on the individual needs of the student.

    Curriculum differentiation is incorporated to provide flexibility in instruction. Strategies used may include:

    • In depth study
    • A high degree of complexity
    • Advanced content
    • Variety in content, process and/or product
    • Acceleration of instruction

    Teachers of the gifted must be appropriately endorsed by the State of Florida, on an out-of-field waiver and working towards endorsement or complete the Broward County In-Field designation for gifted. 

Contact Information

  • Innovative Learning

    600 SE Third Avenue

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

    Phone: 754-321-2620

    Fax: 754-321-2766

    TTL: --

    Phone: --

    Dr. Sherri N. Wilson


Gifted and Talented

  • Zuzel Rodriguez
    Curriculum Supervisor for Gifted and Talented
    Phone: 754-321-2620

    Rachelle Boggan
    Gifted Coordinator  

    Laurie Mallis
    Gifted Coordinator

    Susan Teller
    Gifted Coordinator