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

    Please click on the links below to access gifted testing referral forms.

    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 at the start of second semester (January 2024). For early entrance FAQs, please click here.

    The online link for gifted testing referrals, grades 1-12, is now open (until Oct. 22nd). Students, teachers, administrators, and/or caregivers can refer students for additional testing to determine gifted identification up to two times each school year. Click here for the CCS Gifted Testing Brochure.

    The online referral form to request evaluation for gifted identification in the Visual and Performing Arts is now open (until Sept. 29th). 

    The online link to request subject or whole-grade acceleration review for the second semester of the 2023-2024 school year is now active (until Nov. 16th). 



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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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