The Department of Special Services provides educational opportunities for students with special needs as well as those who qualify for the Gifted and Lifelong Achievers (GALA) Program. GALA is a program for students in grades 2 through 6 who are intellectually gifted; this include those children who are found to have an exceptionally high degree of intelligence as documented through the identification process.
To be eligible, students may be referred by teachers, administrators, guidance counselors, parents, or peers to the Gifted Stakeholders Committee; and they must achieve a score of at least 120 on an IQ test. The Gifted Stakeholders Committee reviews nominations and packets completed by teachers.
The mission of the Wilkinson County School District Gifted and Lifelong Achievers is to develop life-long, self-motivated achievers.