Gifted Services

Ohio Law for Identification/Service of Gifted 

Ohio school districts are not required to serve gifted by law, but they are required to identify students as gifted in grades K-12. The Law or Ohio Revised Code specifies how gifted students are to be identified. The Rule also provides specifics on how districts may serve gifted children. Ohio districts must comply with both the Law and the Rule. 

Talawanda Gifted Services

Grades 3, 4 & 5

Gifted intervention specialists provide enrichment in the resource room for identified students each day.  All students must be identified superior cognitive according to the state criteria to qualify for this year-long service.  Those students identified gifted in reading are also invited to participate 1st semester when the focus is on reading.  Those identified gifted in math may join 2nd semester when the focus becomes math-based.

Grade 6 - Gifted classes are provided in math and language arts.  These are replacement classes for the regular math and language arts classes.  All students identified gifted according to state gifted criteria in the last 24 months in either the superior cognitive area or in the content area in which they are to be served qualify for this service.

Grade 7 - Gifted classes are provided in language arts and science.  These are replacement classes for the language arts classes.  The science discoveries course is an extra class that students can add.  All students identified gifted according to state gifted criteria in the last 24 months in either the superior cognitive area or in the content area in which they are to be served qualify for this service.

Grade 8 - Gifted classes are provided in language arts and social studies.  These are replacement classes for the language arts classes.  The social studies explorations course is an extra class that students can add.  All students identified gifted according to state gifted criteria in the last 24 months in either the superior cognitive area or in the content area in which they are to be served qualify for this service.

High School 
All students previously identified as gifted have the opportunity to access Honors, Advanced Placement and College Credit Plus options.

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