Gifted EducationThe Elyria City School staff recognizes the unique learning needs of our students and are committed to our mission of “ensuring that each child reaches his or her full potential”, including those who perform or show potential for performing at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared to others of the age, experience or environment and who are identified under division (A), (B), (C), or (D) of section 3324.03 of the Ohio Revised Code.
The Elyria City Schools Policy and Plan for the Identification and Service of Children who are Gifted can be found here.
Students may be referred for gifted identification testing at any time during the school year. Testing typically occurs in the fall and the spring. Referrals can be submitted by parents, teachers, students, and/or community members. Testing for gifted identification requires parent permission. The following documents have been designed to help teachers and parents decide when testing is appropriate.
Students can also be referred for acceleration through:
o Whole-Grade Acceleration: The practice of assigning a student to a higher grade level than is typical given the student’s age on a full-time basis for the purpose of providing access to appropriately challenging learning opportunities.
o Individual Subject Acceleration: The practice of assigning a student to a higher grade level than is typical given the student’s age for the purpose of providing access to appropriately challenging learning opportunities in one or more subject areas.
o Early Admission to Kindergarten: The practice of admitting a student to kindergarten who has not yet reached the typical age at which students are admitted to kindergarten for the purpose of providing access to appropriately challenging learning opportunities.
o Early High School Graduation: The practice of facilitating completion of the high school program in fewer than four years for the purpose of providing earlier than typical access to post-secondary educational opportunities.
Contact Megan Kinney for more information regarding Acceleration, Early Entrance, or Early Graduation.
Completed forms should be sent to Megan Kinney, Gifted Coordinator at the Elyria City Schools Administration Building.