Gifted Education
According to the Ohio Revised Code Section 3324.01, “Gifted means students who perform or show potential for performing at remarkable high levels of accomplishment when compared to others of their age, experience, or environment.” To be identified as gifted, students must perform at a gifted level, generally at or above the 95th percentile, on a state approved, nationally normed test in one of the following areas: Cognitive Ability, Mathematics, Reading/Writing, Science, Social Studies, and Visual and Performing Arts.
 
Indentifying Students for Gifted Programming
In the West Carrollton School District, all students take the Terra Nova and InView tests in the spring of their second grade year. These tests provide teachers with data to compare student progress to students across the nation and also identify students who are performing at the gifted level in Cognitive Ability or in an academic subject. Teachers are informed if their students are performing at a gifted level in these areas and use this information with other classroom data to guide their planning and instruction.  OAA and PARCC scores are not approved for gifted identification in the state of Ohio.
 
  • Elementary 
    In the West Carrollton School District, gifted services at the elementary level are provided in grades three through five to students identified as gifted in math or reading. This program, known as the Enrichment Learning Center or ELC, is taught by a gifted intervention specialist in a pull-out program one day a week.
  • Middle School 
    Gifted services at the middle school are provided in grades six through eight to students identified as gifted in reading by a gifted intervention specialist in an Honors Language Arts class. WC Middle School students also have the option to take high school classes for credit at the middle school and establish their WC High School GPA.
  • High School 
    In grades nine through twelve, gifted students have options such as Honors and AP classes, taking high school classes for college credit at WC High School, flexible credit options, and Post-Secondary Education Options (PSEO). Qualification for these opportunities varies and some may require test scores and/or teacher recommendations. 
Students and/or parents interested in learning more about these opportunities should contact teachers, counselors and/or administrators.
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