Gifted Education

The Marengo County School District serves students who display gifted characteristics. If your child or a child you know may be considered gifted, please contact your school guidance counselor, or contact:

Marengo County Schools

Kathy Pritchett, Director of Special Education Services

P.O. Box 480339

Linden, Alabama 36748


(334) 295-4123

Definition of Gifted:

Gifted students perform higher in academic or creative fields when compared to others of their age, experience, or environment. Students possessing these abilities can be found in all populations, at all economic levels, and all areas of human endeavor.

Identification of Gifted:

Students may be referred for consideration for gifted services by teachers, counselors, parents, or guardians, peers, self, or other individuals with knowledge of the students' abilities. All second-grade students will be observed as potential gifted referrals using a gifted behavior checklist.

Eligibility Determination:

An Eligibility Determination Team will determine eligibility based on the results of aptitude/creativity test scores, student products, portfolios, work samples, and grades.