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Dorchester Four School District Gifted and Talented Program

2017-2018 Screening Notification


Elementary Schools - Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grades

Middle Schools - Sixth and Seventh Grades


Referrals for testing for the GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) Program are now being accepted for Elementary and Middle School students. Elementary and Middle School referrals will be accepted until October 13th.


  • Contact the Guidance Counselor at your child's school to request a "Permission to Test" form. 

Return the completed form to:

LaShawna Rivers (Gifted and Talented Coordinator)

Dorchester Four School District

500 Ridge Street

St. George, SC 29477


  • Testing will take place on the following dates.
    • Elementary Schools - October 23rd- November 3rd
    • Middle Schools - November 6th-10th
  • Students will be administered the OLSAT8 Aptitude Test.


The screening process is multi-faceted and many students require several rounds of testing. Therefore, final results of the screening process may not be available until May 2018.