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Gifted and Talented

Rigorous, student-centered learning experiences and social-emotional supports delivered by collaborative teams.
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.
News & Updates
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March PACE Meeting

The March PACE meeting will be held Thurday, March 22, from 6:30-8pm at Parsons Elementary School (3231 Lee Ellen Pl, Columbus, OH 43207).  Mrs. Heather K. Clark, Gifted Coordinator, Licking County Educational Service Center, will speak on the topics of social and emotional needs and perfectionism with gifted children.  Her session will also be an interactive time for parents to learn some effective tools to help their gifted child, and themselves, in this area.

PACE Flier 

Summer Opportunity Lists Updated
The Summer Opportunity lists have been updateed for 2018.  Where possible, we have updated dates and other pertinant information.  New sites have been added, so there are lots of opportunities to consider.  Check out this link for the lists for all grade bands plus information about scholarship opportunities to assist with the cost of summer programs. 
Elementary Math Showcase
The 2018 CCS Elementary Math Showcase was held on February 13 at the Columbus Metropolitan Library.  Sixty-four students representing 16 schools had a fun and challenging day of math and design challenges. In addition to the competition rounds, students participated in problem solving games led by Raj Shah from Math Plus Academy.  Results of the competition are as follows:

Overall Winners

  • 1st Place: Gables Elementary
  • 2nd Place: Ecole Kenwood
  • 3rd Place: Columbus Gifted Academy
  • 4th Place: Olde Orchard

Round Winners:

  • Mental Math: Gables
    • 2nd: Ecole Kenwood
    • 3rd: Parkmoor
  • Problem Solving (tied): Columbus Gifted Academy and Gables
    • 2nd: (tied) Ecole Kenwood and Olde Orchard
    • 3rd: (tied)Cedarwood, North Linden, Shady Lane
  • Reckoning Relay: Gables
    • 2nd: Ecole Kenwood
    • 3rd: (tied) Cedarwood, Columbus Gifted Academy, Westgate

Congratulations to all the winners!


1st Place - Gables Elementary School 

Middle School Mathematicians

Congratulations to students in grades 6-8 mathematics classes who were selected to participate in the district Middle School Math Showcase competition on February 15th at the Columbus Public Library downtown branch.  Seventy-eight students from 16 middle schools put their math skills to use while competing in three timed rounds of challenging math which included mental math, problem-solving, and logical reasoning.  The high level of engagement and collaborative effort among the various teams was quite impressive! Students ended the day with challenges led by Raj Shah of Math Plus Academy.

Overall Winners

  • 1st Place: Columbus Gifted Academy
  • 2nd Place: Wedgewood
  • 3rd Place (tie): Indianola Team A & Dominion
  • 4th Place: Woodward Park

Round Winners:

  • All in the Mind Mental Math: Dominion
  • Problem Solving/Logic: Columbus Gifted Academy
  • Reckoning Relay: Colerain and Indianola A

Congratulations to all the winners!

1st Place - Columbus Gifted Academy 

Middle School Chess Champions
The Columbus City Schools Middle School Chess Tournament was held on February 26 at the Linmoor Educational Center.  Fourteen schools sent 57 student representatives to compete in this four round tournament.  The top four finishers competed in final elimination rounds.  Additionally, five students were recognized for outstanding sportsmanship and character during the tournament.  A special thank you to volunteer Kalen Mortenson and the team coaches who prepared students for this competition.

Sportsmanship and Character Awards:

  • Antonio Morris, Africentric Early College
  • Cheikh Ndiaye, Berwick K-8
  • Kody  Waugh, Buckeye Middle School
  • Eli Krabill, Columbus Gifted Academy
  • Casey Edwards, Dominion Middle School




Tournament Winners:

  • Champion, 1st Place- Joel Moren, South H.S.
  • Runner-Up- 2nd- Kessonga Allen, Columbus Gifted Academy
  • 3rd Place- Kyle Kwan, Dominion Middle School
  • 4th Place- Eli Chom, Ridgeview Middle School
  • 5th Place- Eli Krabill, Columbus Gifted Academy
Spelling Bee Regional Competitors

Congratulations to the following Columbus City Schools student who will be competing at Ohio University later this month in the regional level of the Scripps National Spelling Bee:

  • Zameer Hassan, Avondale Elementary
  • Gabrielle Michaille, Columbus Gifted Academy
  • Sonia Malik, Georgian Heights Elementary
  • Cole Brasseur, Hilltonia Middle
  • George Boateng, Woodward Park Middle

Best of luck at the next competition!

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
Upcoming Events
PACE Meeting
Thu Mar 22 2018
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