In accordance with the belief that all students are entitled to an education commensurate with their particular needs, students in the District who are gifted are provided opportunities to progress as their abilities permit. The Board believes that these students require services beyond those offered in regular school programs in order to realize their potential contribution to themselves and society.
The state of Ohio defines a gifted student as one who “performs or shows potential for performing at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared to others of their age, experience, or environment.” The Ohio Department of Education allows school districts to identify gifted students in these areas: superior cognitive ability, academic ability in math, reading, science, or social studies, creativity, and visual or performing arts.
For more information or to refer your child for an evaluation, contact
Dr. Erika Bower, Chief Academic Officer ([email protected]), or Mr. Thomas Lish-Brown, Director of Special Education ([email protected]).