About the Academy

  • The Gifted and Talented Academy is designed for students who demonstrate academic excellence and have the ability to excel in a dynamic school environment.

    Students participate in in-depth study of science, math, reading, and other subjects; engage in problem-solving and critical thinking; use modern technology as a learning tool; develop leadership skills; and flourish in their capacity to think creatively and at a higher level.

    The schoolwide enrichment model gives all students an opportunity to explore areas of interest and be involved in special activities, including the science and math fairs and the concert and marching bands.  This program creates a pathway for students to participate in the Gifted and Talented Academy at Cramerton Middle School.

    Students from outside the Pleasant Ridge attendance area who will be in kindergarten for the 2024-2025 school year may apply for this program.  A lottery process will be used to determine the 40 kindergarten students who will attend (from outside the Pleasant Ridge attendance area).  Please note that applications will be accepted from students who will be in grades 1-5; however, only a limited number of seats are available in grades 1-5.

    You can learn more about the Gifted and Talented Academy @ Pleasant Ridge Elementary School by reviewing the resources on this webpage. If you have questions or need additional information, please send us an email: schoolchoice@gaston.k12.nc.us.

    Collegiate Prep Academy

Have Questions?

  • If you have questions or need additional information, please send us an email: schoolchoice@gaston.k12.nc.us.

    The deadline to apply for one of our 22 school choice options was Friday, March 8 at 5:00 p.m.