Gifted Advisory Committee

The Gifted Advisory Committee (GAC) advises the local school division of the education needs of all gifted students in the division.

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  • GAC will provide a forum for information about school and community programs, advocacy, support, procedural guidelines, procedures, school board initiatives, educational enrichment, resources, and data. 
  • GAC will provide suggestions for addressing educational issues and programs.
  • GAC will promote and encourage parent and community involvement concerning gifted education issues and initiatives.
  • GAC will promote diversity so that students who are gifted are representative of the population of Hanover County Public Schools. 
  • GAC shall review annually the local plan for the education of gifted students, including revisions, and determine the extent to which the plan for the previous year was implemented.


The GAC of Hanover County Public Schools is always looking for interested parents and community members to join in its mission of promoting educational excellence for gifted students. To apply, please complete the online application, which will open on April 15, 2024, and close on May 15, 2024.

GAC Contact

Andrea Herndon, Coordinator of Gifted Education & Advanced Studies, K–12

GAC Advisory Committee Meetings

Throughout the year, the HCPS GAC conducts public meetings. The GAC encourages and welcomes public comment during the public meetings from individuals or organizations to voice global concerns and matters of interest regarding the education of gifted students.

Community members wishing to speak should contact the committee facilitator at [email protected]. Public comment is limited to three minutes per speaker.

Written public comment is also welcomed and may be sent to [email protected].


  • Hanover School Board Office
    200 Berkley Street
    Ashland, VA 23005

Please visit BoardDocs, a web-based tool for publishing meeting agendas, minutes, and support documents, and select "Gifted Advisory Committee (GAC)" on the top right of the page.

2023–2024 Meeting Calendar

Meeting Date/Time    Agenda Topic/Activity  
Business Thursday, September 21, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. Planned Topic: GAC Orientation
Subcommittee Thursday, October 26, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. IB & AS Coordinators Instructional Highlight

Sub Committee Meetings

Business January 25, 2024, at 5:30 p.m. Planned Topic: Dr. Michael Gill, Superintendent of Schools
Thursday, March 21, 2024, at 5:30 p.m.

Project Success/Talent Development Instructional Highlight

Subcommittee Meetings
Subcommittee Thursday, May 9, 2024, at 5:30 p.m. Planned Topic: Review/Final Approval of Annual Report

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