Gifted & Talented

  • 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.


  • Acceleration is a special service for exceptional students. Schools utilize this practice when a child's academic needs are too advanced to be met in the regular classroom or other available programs. 

    Acceleration testing includes a cognitive assessment and subject tests two grade levels above the child’s current grade level. This should only be recommended if students are significantly advanced and acceleration is a serious consideration.

    An acceleration review committee will convene to recommend the most appropriate placement for the referred student.

    The parent permission for assessment form must be signed and returned to the Gifted & Talented Department at least 60 days before the start of the term during which potential acceleration might begin.

    Second Semester Acceleration
    Referral Deadline:  November 18, 2022

    First Semester Acceleration for 2023-2024
    Referral Deadline:  March 3, 2023

    Referral link for Subject or Whole-Grade Acceleration

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

    Dr. Kirsten J. Smith 
    Director

    Judy H. Jones 
    Supervisor

    Sonya Lovingood
    Secretary

    Kimberly Garrett
    Secretary  

    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 
    Director

    Maureen Athey
    Secretary

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