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Welcome to the Gifted Services home page.   Gifted Services is part of the Department of Student Services.  Here you will learn more about the Gifted Services program in the Grandview Heights Schools.  A brochure that provides an overview of our Gifted Services program and staff is attached below.


The Ohio Association for Gifted Children will host a Parent Day on Sunday, October 15, 2017, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Hilton Easton, 3900 Chagrin Blvd., Columbus.  The keynote presenter is Dr. James T. Webb.  He will address the social emotional needs of gifted children and gifted parent burnout.  Registration is required by October 2, 2017.  For questions or more information, contact Angela Grimm at [email protected] or visit  A flyer is also attached.
The OAGC Susan Faulkner Student Arts Scholarship Award application is now available.  Scholarships are awarded to students in grades K-12 who are applying for a special program or activity to further encourage or nurture an interest or talent in an area of visual or performing arts.  Applications are due October 15, 2017.  For more information and how to apply, please see the attached flyer.

Gifted Defined 
Gifted children thrive on challenge and innovation. They have special needs that must be met in order to help them cope with everyday life and to enable them to blossom to their highest potential. But even the experts have a variety of definitions for the term “gifted.” What exactly does the term “gifted” mean? Some would say, “All children are gifted.” It is true that all children are special, and all children have unique abilities and strengths. Giftedness does not mark a child in any tangible or visible way. It is not easy to pick out the gifted students in a classroom. A gifted child may not be the kind of student most people expect. He or she may not be a straight-A student. The gifted child is not always a hard worker and sometimes may not be very easy to be around.
Ohio Law for Identifying Gifted Children 
Ohio’s school districts are not required to serve gifted children by law, but they are required to identify students as gifted in grades K-12. In 1999, the Ohio General Assembly passed legislation that updated the process for identifying Ohio’s gifted students. The Law or Ohio Revised Code specifies, in general terms, how gifted students are to be identified. The Rule also provides specifics on how districts may serve gifted children. Ohio districts must comply with both the Law and the Rule. 
Gifted means students who perform or show potential for performing at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared to others of their age, experience, or environment. Children may be identified as gifted in one or more of the following categories: 
• Superior Cognitive Ability 
• Specific Academic Ability 
• Creative Thinking Ability 
• Visual and Performing Arts Ability