While the State of Ohio requires and sets the criteria for gifted identification, each school district determines the gifted services model. Grandview Heights Schools ensures equal opportunity for all district students to receive any services offered by the district for which the student meets the criteria.
SUMMARY OF GIFTED SERVICES:
DESCRIPTION OF GIFTED SERVICES:
Extended Learning Class (ELC) provides a cross-curricular, project-based program that addresses the unique learning and developmental needs of gifted students in grades 3-7 who have high cognitive ability and academic achievement. Eligible students are identified in second and fourth grades for participation in the program.
During ELC, students will have opportunities to apply their advanced abilities to expand critical thinking, logical reasoning, divergent thinking, and creative problem-solving skills. Students will also extend and deepen their understanding of a variety of curriculum topics, and will further develop “habits of mind” such as learning to be persistent when tasks become difficult. Issues that are unique to gifted students will be addressed through readings and small group discussions.
Grades 4-8: Math Compacting/Acceleration Pathways
At the high school level, students who are identified as gifted in superior cognitive ability or in a specific academic area, creative thinking ability, and/or the visual and performing arts may be provided gifted services via the following courses:
These courses are open to all students regardless of gifted identification, but are considered to be gifted service settings by the Ohio Department of Education provided the following conditions are met:
When students identified as gifted are reported to parents and the Ohio Department of Education as served, they must have a Written Education Plan (WEP) in compliance with the Operating Standards for Identifying and Serving Gifted Students.
A Written Education Plan, or WEP, is a document required for any gifted-identified student who is reported by the district as receiving gifted services. WEPs may look different from district to district but must include the following information, according to the Ohio Department of Education:
If at any time a student wishes to withdraw from gifted services, the child or parent should present a request in writing to the building administrator. If children request to withdraw, the parents will be notified.