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What is QUEST?

Quality Unique Experiences in Study and Thought (QUEST).

QUEST is Bulloch County School's gifted services program. It serves identified students in first through eighth grades. The program provides special instruction for gifted students to help them achieve at levels commensurate with their intellectual abilities. 

Gifted Education Services

Gifted Services Testing Window

Spring 2019 Testing Window

Bulloch County Schools' Gifted Services will conduct a spring review of children who have been nominated for gifted services. The school system will receive nominations from teachers, parents, guardians, students, or peers for any students who meet the specifications for this window of consideration.
 
Nominations will be accepted beginning Wednesday, January 9, 2019.  The window for submitting nominations closes at noon on Friday, January 25, 2019. All nominations must be submitted to the QUEST facilitator at each elementary or middle school by that date.  For your convenience, an online nomination form is available for each elementary and middle school.  See the links on this website. 
 
Bulloch County Schools does not typically test a child for gifted services more than once in a school year.  Students tested in the spring are traditionally not eligible to participate in the full fall review. Any nominations received after the Spring 2019 test window closes will be held until the Spring 2020 review. 
 
Once the nominations are closed, the eligibility team at each school will review the data submitted to determine if a student requires a formal evaluation for gifted services. A nomination does not guarantee formal evaluation. Gifted Services are based on need: therefore, the review team must establish that there is evidence of a need for services before evaluation can take place. At that time, the parents/guardians of the identified students will receive a Permission to Test Form to sign and return to their child's school.  Testing will follow the receipt of this form.  Testing will begin after teams have taken time for the data review and the receipt of permission to test. 

Kindergarten Students: We will accept nominations for kindergarten students during this Spring testing window. If a kindergarten student is referred for further testing, he or she will be tested at the beginning of the next school year as a first-grade student.

 

 

Key Contacts

Dr. Casey McNeely, Director

Academic Support K-12 & Gifted Services (QUEST)
cmcneely@bullochschools.org
912.212.8571

Online Nomination Forms