Gifted  Program

IGNITE (Intellectually Gifted Navigating Intelligence Through Education)   



The mission of the Greenwood Leflore Consolidated School District Gifted Program is to provide a qualitatively differentiated educational program for gifted children based on their exceptional abilities, thereby enabling the gifted students to realize their potential contributions to self and society. This is in accordance with the 2013 gifted state regulations.


It is the philosophy of the Greenwood Leflore Consolidated School District that gifted students require a qualitatively differentiated curriculum taught in an atmosphere that allows students to take intellectual risks.  We support and develop policies and practices that encourage and respond to the diverse expressions of gifts and talents in youth from all cultures, racial, and ethnic backgrounds, and socioeconomic groups.



Gifted Program


  1. To provide an enrichment program of purposeful activities designed for the development of the process skills necessary to bring about metacognition and lifelong learning.
  2. To provide career exploration opportunities appropriate for gifted children through interdisciplinary connections.
  • To provide activities and counseling that will support the social and emotional needs of gifted students in both self-directed learning, virtual learning, or group situations.


Meet the IGNITE Team:


Staff Members

Email Addresses

Service Schools

Cynthia Armstrong

[email protected]

Amanda Elzy Jr. High

Claudine Brown Elementary

Leflore Elementary

Sherry Seals

[email protected]

Davis Elementary

Threadgill Elementary

Latoye Sullivan-Zinn

[email protected]

Bankston Elementary

East Elementary



There are two types of gifted referral processes:

  • Type One - Mass Screening Referral Process addresses those students who are mass screened for gifted eligibility in first and second grade annually.
  • Type Two - Individual Referral Process addresses those students who are individually referred for gifted eligibility. A student may be referred by a parent, teacher, counselor, administrator, peer, self, or anyone else having reason to believe that the student might be intellectually gifted at any time regardless of their academic performance.




Gifted Outcomes:  https://www.mdek12.org/sites/default/files/Offices/MDE/OAE/OEER/Advanced%20Learning%20and%20Gifted%20Programs/outcomes-2017-print.pdf


Scope and Sequence



Emerging Potential Assessment Eligibility Matrix



Gifted Classroom Learning Walk



Gifted Education Program Monitoring Visit Report https://www.mdek12.org/sites/default/files/Offices/MDE/OAE/OEER/Advanced%20Learning%20and%20Gifted%20Programs/2019_monitoring_tool.pdf


Gifted Resources for Parents