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Gifted and Talented

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Vision:
Rigorous, student-centered learning experiences and social-emotional supports delivered by collaborative teams.
 
Purpose:
Identify and nurture gifted scholars through a continuum of services delivered in appropriate and challenging learning environments with rigor and individualization to foster creativity, leadership, and social-emotional well-being.
 
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2016-2017 Report Card for Columbus Gifted Academy
Each year, the Ohio Department of Education releases a state report card for districts and schools based on student performance on state tests and other measures. Columbus Gifted Academy is considered a special program rather than an independent school, so it does not receive a report card from the state. Rather, the test scores of students enrolled in the program return to their home schools. However, in an effort to be transparent with the public and as a means of reflection on program effectiveness, Columbus City Schools has generated a simulated report card for Columbus Gifted Academy. Except where otherwise noted, the calculations were based on the same data and using the same formulas as the state would use to generate the report card. This is not an official ODE report card, but it reflects the same information.  Click on the title of this article to access the downloadable report card.
 
Visual & Performing Arts GT Referrals
We are now accepting individual referrals for visual and performing arts evaluations for gifted identification. All students in grades 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, and 10 will automatically be screened this fall by their Unified Arts teachers for referral and possible assessment in the areas of visual art, vocal and instrumental music, theater arts, and dance. In addition, any teacher, administrator, or parent may refer any student in grades K through 12 for evaluation.

Students who are good candidates display a passion for their craft. But, giftedness in the arts goes beyond passion. Students show a creative bent in how they approach their art and demonstrate exceptionally advanced technique given their age and training.

Referral forms can be downloaded of this site and must be received no later than September 15 for inclusion in this fall's assessment process. Forms received after that date but before January 26 will be included in spring evaluations. For additional information about the process and to download the referral and permission forms, click here.
 
September PACE Meeting
The September PACE meeting will be held Tuesday, September 26, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Arts Impact Middle School. An invitation has been issued to all Columbus City School Board candidates to attend the meeting this month and most have accepted. This will be a chance to hear from the candidates prior to the November 7th general election. Please come out and hear from the candidates about the issues that you consider important.

 
GT Ignite is Available to all CCS Staff!
Columbus City Schools is pleased to offer up to 12 hours of online coursework through GT Ignite to all CCS staff. This training includes 1, 3, or 6-hour courses related to various aspects of gifted education. District staff may enroll and participate in up to 12 hours between now and July 20, 2018. Participation may be able to earn CEUs, and most courses count toward the new state gifted professional development requirement. Click here for more information and check your CCS email for instructions to register today. 
We are on Twitter!
Check out our Twitter feed at @CCS_Gifted! We will add announcements and links to articles and other info throughout the year. 
Teacher Chat
The Teacher Division of the OAGC is sponsoring a tweetchat that will take place twice a month on Sundays at 9pm. The goal is to get teachers connected with each other. You can check out the website at http://oagctdchat.weebly.com/ with lots of information about the chat and some valuable resources. You can also join in the chat on twitter by following the hashtag: #oagctdchat. The first chat will be Sunday Nov. 9th at 9pm EST. The topic will be acceleration. The questions for the chat are listed on the website.  
Contact Information

Gifted and Talented Department 
1990 Jefferson Ave.
Columbus, OH 43211
(614)365-6626 (phone)
(614)365-8605 (fax)  

Columbus Gifted Academy
100 W. 4th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43201
(614)365-6961 (phone)
(614)365-6962 (fax)
Twitter - @CCS_Gifted
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