Sandra M. Plantz 740-446-7917
Greetings from your Gifted Coordinator,
I would like to welcome anyone who has questions regarding gifted services or identification for the Gallia County Local Schools to view the information located on our website or contact me at the district office. You will find information and forms located under the downloads tab on the website including: District Policy for the Identification and Services for Students Who are Gifted: Information for Parents; Gifted Testing Referral Forms; CHAMP Referral Program Nomination Form; TAG Referral Nomination Form; and Withdrawal from Gifted Program Service Form. There is other pertinent information regarding talented and gifted students and services in our Board Policies and Procedures Manual located on the website or a copy of the manual is in each school building (located under: IGBB, Programs for Gifted and Talented Students). For parent gifted advocacy information and membership, see our hyperlink to Ohio Association for Gifted Children under the links tab on the website.
DISTRICT GIFTED SERVICES
The District ensures equal opportunity for all district students identified as gifted to receive services offered by the district and in accordance with operating standard as defined by Ohio Administrative Code Section 3324.07.
PRIMARY GRADES 1-3
CHILDREN OF HIGH ABILITY MODEL PROGRAM- (C.H.A.M.P.)
Service Type: Students are Cluster-Grouped with regular classroom teacher trained in differentiation and a part-time Gifted Intervention Specialist (GIS) working ½ day every day. Services are provided by a GIS conducting differentiated instruction for 225 minutes weekly servicing Specific Academic Math, Reading/Writing, and Science. The GIS will work directly with gifted students in a pull-out for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) curriculum in a Reading 4-Block Model (focusing Reading and Writing in the non-fiction areas). Occasionally, the GIS teacher will be team teaching in the regular class, or providing whole class lessons.
State & Local Criteria to be considered for C.H.A.M.P:
· Must have at least, one area of identified giftedness as defined by state of Ohio to be considered, specifically those students identified as gifted in Math. Those students who are Superior Cognitive, Math, Reading/Writing and Science, will be served first, then Superior Cognitive, Math, and Reading/Writing gifted students, then will be students gifted in Math and Reading/Writing and Science, then those students gifted in Math and Reading/Writing, and finally if space is available those who are gifted in Math only.
· Plus students must have either an above average Math Level (2+ grade level above) using scores from Study Island Benchmarking, or short cycle assessments and/or an above average Reading Level (2+ grade levels above) using scores from Rigby, Scholastic Reading Inventory, Scholastic Counts, and/or Accelerated Reader Programs. If space is available we will then consider those students with scores one grade level -- 1.9 grade levels above average
INTERMEDIATE GRADES 4-8
TALENTED & GIFTED PROGRAM- (T.A.G.)
Service Type: Resource Room Program with a Gifted Intervention Specialist (GIS) for a full day, five hours per week, located on the University of Rio Grande Campus servicing students in Specific Academic Reading/Writing & Creative Thinking for the 225 service minutes. We have an hour of Math content curriculum (Science and Social Studies standards are met though interdisciplinary Reading and Math).
State & Local Criteria to be considered for T.A.G:
· Must have at least, three areas of identified giftedness as defined by state of Ohio to be considered for this program, specifically those Superior Cognitive, Reading/Writing, Math, and Creative Thinking Gifted Student will be considered first
· Students will be ranked by the number of areas identified gifted. Students gifted in all seven areas (Superior Cognitive, Reading/Writing, Math, Creative Thinking , Science, Social Studies and Visual & Performing Art) will be served first, then those with six areas, five, four, and three areas respectively.
HIGH SCHOOL GRADES 9-12
Students must meet all board approved policies and state guidelines for services:
· Acceleration (whole-grade & subject)
· Dual Enrollment including post-secondary options
· Honors and Advanced Placement courses
· Independent Study- through Credit Flex options
· Early graduation