Gifted Services and Enrichment

Arlington Public Schools is dedicated to maximizing the strengths and potential of all students so they may become self-confident, well-rounded, responsible and productive citizens. Many gifted students need opportunities to think abstractly, work at various rates and levels of complexity, and pursue tasks independently. In addition, students eligible for gifted services need opportunities to learn with others of like abilities, as well as opportunities to develop social relationships with others of all abilities. For more resources and information about gifted services in Arlington, please visit the APS gifted services page:


Interested in learning more about gifted services here at Oakridge? On Monday October 30th from 6:00pm – 6:45pm I hosted an information night in the library. Parents had a chance to hear about: how we provide enrichment and extension opportunities at Oakridge, how classroom teachers and gifted teachers collaborate to support advanced learners, and the gifted identification process in Arlington Public Schools.

Please feel free to review my October 2017 presentation on gifted services and the identification process here: 2017 Elementary Parent Information Night.  In addition, you can follow me on Twitter to see some of the amazing work your students are doing here at Oakridge:


If you have any questions about gifted services here at Oakridge or the identification process in Arlington Public Schools please feel free to contact me!



It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well. – Rene Descartes

Note:  This site was created by Greg Chapuis, 

Resource Teacher for the Gifted,

Oakridge Elementary School