Gifted & Talented

  • Vision:
    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.

  • Gifted Testing Referral Links


    The online link for early entrance to kindergarten or first grade (2023-2024 school year) is open. Click here to refer your child for early entrance consideration. For early entrance FAQs, please click here.

    The online link for gifted testing referrals, grades K-12, will reopen on this web page on August 21, 2023.

    The online link for Visual and Performing Arts gifted identification will reopen on this web page on August 21, 2023.

    The online link to request subject or whole-grade acceleration review for the second semester of the 2023-2024 school year will be available here on November 17, 2023.


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    The Gifted and Talented Division distributes a newsletter to the families and caregivers of identified gifted students. 

    Please click here to access :

    Great Minds March 2023 issue

    Great Minds January 2023 issue

    Great Minds Fall 2022 issue


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Contact Us

  • Gifted and Talented Division
    3700 S. High St., Suite 143B
    Columbus, OH 43207
    Phone: (614) 365-6626
    Fax: (614) 365-8605

    Dr. Kirsten J. Smith 

    Judy H. Jones 

    Sonya Lovingood

    Kimberly Garrett

    Teachers in the Gifted & Talented Division serve students throughout the district. Click here for the list by school.


    Columbus Gifted Academy
    100 W. 4th Ave.
    Columbus, OH 43201
    Phone: (614)365-6961
    Fax: (614)365-6962

    Amanda Reidenbaugh 

    Maureen Athey

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