Children are identified as gifted when they demonstrate cognitive, creative or leadership ability that is significantly above average for their age. In Stark County, schools provide tailored curriculum and programming to help support and challenge these gifted students. Find more information about gifted education in Stark County.
Learn about the plans, policies and procedures for gifted education in our local schools. Made up of 23 nearby school districts, the consortium aims to support the educational needs of gifted students in Stark County.
Under Ohio guidelines for teaching gifted children, instruction and assessments for gifted students are structured differently than traditional classrooms. There are three common approaches to gifted curriculum in Stark County:
Typically, when developing an education program for gifted students, teachers formulate a Written Education Plan (WEP). This document includes information about the student’s interests, learning styles and mental/emotional functioning as well as recommendations for the following classroom strategies:
In order for a child to be identified as gifted, they are typically required to go through the following process:
Parents who do not agree with the results of their child’s gifted assessment may request an appeal. Within 30 days, the superintendent and building administrators will schedule a meeting with the parents to come to a final decision.