Gift Program
State funding

State Definition of "gifted & talented":

A. Giftedness is exceptional intellectual abilities that are evidence of outstanding capability and require specially designed instruction and/or services beyond those normally provided by the regular school program. B. For gifted students, grades one (1) through eight (8), documentation that a student meets both of the following: a. Intellectual Ability … b. Achievement/Performance … C. For exceptional gifted, grades 9 though 12, documentation that a student meets the eligibility criteria for gifted and one or more of the following: a. the eligibility criteria for one or more of the disabilities as defined in this section; and/or b. the definition for economically disadvantaged; and/or c. the definition for underachievement, which takes into consideration the student’s ability level, educational performance and achievement levels; and/or d. the definition for psychological adjustment disorder as documented by a comprehensive psychological evaluation. (West Virginia Code St. R. § 126-16-4.1.3)

State Association: West Virginia Association for the Gifted & Talented
Governor:Earl Ray Tomblin
State Dept. of Ed. - Gifted and Talented:Vickie Mohnacky
State Superintendent:Jorea M. Marple