The Granville Exempted Village School District's Gifted Program
In Ohio, the term “Gifted” refers to students who perform or show potential for performing at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared to others of their age, experience or environment and who are identified following procedures and criteria established by the Ohio Revised Code, Section 3324.03
For additional information on the rules for gifted identification in Ohio, visit the Ohio Department of Education Office of Exceptional Children website.
Gifted students need differentiated curriculum and instruction and support services in order to fully develop their cognitive, academic, creative and artistic abilities or to excel in a specific content area, including opportunities to exceed grade level academic indicators and benchmarks.However, the state has not yet instituted a mandate to serve every identified gifted child, nor has it provided the funding necessary to do so.Each district must define the criteria for services available in its district given the number of teachers and funding allotted by the state.Due to the wide range of ability and differing developmental needs of gifted students, no single service option can provide an optimal educational experience for all identified children.Therefore, a continuum of enrichment opportunities is recommended.
Granville Exempted Village School District employs one full-time gifted intervention specialist to work with grades four, five, and six in the intermediate building.Recognizing that good communication skills and the ability to read, interpret, and create written material is crucial in promoting individual excellence, the gifted specialist teaches gifted students who meet the criteria.