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All students who competed in the districtwide Invention Convention in March are eligible to apply for participation in the regional/state competition. Eight hundred prototypes/inventors from around the state will compete at the Ohio Invention Convention & Entrepreneurship Competition July 30 at the Ohio State Fair. Columbus has always been well-represented at the regional and state competitions, and we want to continue that tradition. The process for participation has changed this year. To apply, students should prepare and submit a short video entrance by May 11. Information about how to submit a registration can be found here. Be sure to read the directions carefully before submitting the video. Top scorers will be notified by May 20th and will participate at the Ohio State Fair competition this summer.  [...click for more]

Posted Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Ohio students inspired by the lessons and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. presented original speeches on his teachings during the 18th Annual Statewide MLK Oratorical Contest sponsored by the Ohio Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission held April 7th in Columbus. Twenty-four regional contest winners from grades kindergarten through 12 spoke before judges and others at the King Arts Complex. Speakers were judged on performance, originality, and composition. Congratulations to our CCS students who were winners in the Senior Division (Grades 9-12).
First Place: Nana Eshun from Eastmoor Academy
Runner Up: Bre'Anna Walker from CAHS
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Posted Monday, April 24, 2017
The Gifted and Talented Office, in partnership with Capital University and the English Speakers Union, held its Spring Middle School Debate Tournament on April 13 at Capital University. Twenty teams from ten schools debated the following: "Resolved: The United States Federal Government should strengthen requirements for vaccinations and immunizations." After engaging in three rounds of debate, judged by staff and students from Capital University and Columbus City Schools, students enjoyed a lunch compliments of Capital Unviersity before receiving awards for the day.

Top finishers included:

Division 1 (Grades 5-6)

  • 1st place - Ecole Kenwood
  • 2nd place - Dominion
  • 3rd place - Duxberry Park



Division 2 (Grades 7-8)

  • 1st place - Dominion Team X
  • 2nd place - Columbus Gifted Academy
  • 3rd place - Dominion Team O



Other participants in this close contest included Devonshire, Gables, Champion, Columbus City Prep for Girls, Buckeye, and Ridgeview.


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Posted Wednesday, April 19, 2017
The spring edition of the Gifted & Talented parent newsletter is available online now! This month, check out articles about being a scholar and teaching self-advocacy plus a review of a parenting book. Click here to view the newsletter online and visit our Parent Resource page for links to past newsletters and other resources. [...click for more]

Posted Wednesday, April 19, 2017
The Gifted & Talented office is now accepting applications for early entrance to Kindergarten and First grade. Parents of children who will not meet the age cutoff may submit an application for early entrance to Kindergarten if their child will be 5 between October 1 and December 31 or for First grade if their child will be 6 between October 1 and December 31 and has not previously completed a Kindergarten program. Applciations are accepted for children who have a birthday January 1 or later when accompanied by a referral from a pediatrician, psychologist, or licensed district educator. See below for the application and frequently asked questions. Applications should be submitted to the Gifted and Talented office by May 12.

Early Entrance Application
Early Entrance FAQs
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Posted Monday, April 3, 2017

The Columbus City Schools Invention Convention took place on Wednesday, March 22nd, at The Columbus College of Art and Design. Over 80 students representing more than 12 schools competed in this exciting competition. Columbus City Schools partners with the community throughout the program. Several representatives from local businesses and organizations volunteer their time to judge the student inventions at both the school and district level. The top students in the district will be selected to compete at the Ohio Invention Convention & Entrepreneurship Competition to be held July 30th at the Ohio State Fair.  Be sure to check out Channel 10's "What's Cool in School" feature on this event.

District winners were:

  • 1st – Lucia DiPaolo – “Tip Top Bandage” – CGA 6th grade
  • 2nd- Olivia Smith – “Dog-Gone” – CGA 6th grade
  • 3rd – Serenity Edwards – “The Ice cream to go cup” – Duxberry Park 5th grade


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Posted Monday, April 3, 2017
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