Virginia distinguished Purple Star School for supporting military connected students

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Welcome to Old Donation School, a fully accredited school!

We are the school division’s full-time school for intellectually gifted students in grades 2-8. As such, we are committed to the development of the scholar and artist.
During their time here, our students will work alongside caring and capable teachers, staff, and administrators while tackling a rigorous instructional program. We set high expectations for our Rising Tides, and we see them excel through their academics, their leadership and in their service to others.

This year's school-wide theme -- Every challenge that we face is the opportunity to become more than we've been before -- is a quote from motivational speaker Lyena Strelkoff, a professional dancer and actor who was paralyzed in a climbing mishap. This message has been selected to be an inspiration for gifted children... you have tremendous potential that is to be encouraged, developed, refined, and celebrated in this learning environment. We directly encourage students to find problems, seek original solutions, and then make it happen by being risk-takers who are creative producers.



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