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Chamblee High School

Dekalb County Schools

Gifted Program

Gifted Program: 
The Georgia Department of Education defines a gifted education student as “one who demonstrates a high degree of intellectual and/or creative ability(ies), exhibits an exceptionally high degree of motivation, and/or excels in specific academic fields, and who needs special instruction and/or special ancillary services to achieve at levels commensurate with his/her ability(ies).” 

Gifted students are taught at least one period per day in a content-based program by a certified teacher of the gifted. Gifted students may also participate in Advanced Placement (AP), directed-study courses, and mentorship. Although the procedures for identifying and placing students in the Gifted Program are governed by the Georgia Department of Education Office (, program eligibility for DCSD is handled at the district level. For more information about the Gifted Program at CCHS contact a counselor or the Gifted Liaison Ms.Meredith Kinsler ([email protected]) 


The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) utilizes the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) which is administered to 9th and 10th graders three times a year - fall, winter, and spring.  In addition to being a valuable instructional tool for teachers, the MAP test administration is utilized for Magnet and Gifted eligibility screening for grades K – 10The fall MAP testing window for Chamblee High School will be August 22nd-26th, and make-ups, as needed, will be held during the week of August 29th.  Please encourage your student to get adequate sleep the night before the test, to take the test seriously, and to do their very best. For more information about the MAP Growth test, please visit: