Amy - posted on 01/14/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )
My name is Amy and I am the mother of a 5 1/2 year old son, Noah, and a 8 year old daughter, Ryan. We are expected to relocate from Virginia Beach to the Memphis area at the end of this school year. My husband is a Naval Officer and will be stationed in Millington. We are currently looking into areas in which to live.
Our daughter currently attends the citywide gifted public school. She was identified last year (1st grade) and was invited to attend this year (2nd grade). She is thriving in this wonderfully creative and unique environment. Infact, she has risen to top in the class. On top of being gifted she also struggles with anxiety and a bit of OCD. So, we are very concerned about uprooting her. We are very new to the world of gifted education and want to find her a school that will continue to challenge her.
My son seems to be following down the same path and would be tested next year if we were to remain here. Unfortunately, in Tennesse they don't test until 3rd grade.
so, does anyone have any suggestions about what to look for or even what questions to ask? I have researched the private schools in the area and they don't seem to offer much for the gifted student. So, I am leaning toward the GATE program in the public schools. Any help that you all can give would be wonderful!