Gifted/Enrichment Education

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OVERVIEW OF DUBLIN CITY SCHOOLS GIFTED EDUCATION

K-3:  Gifted students, along with all students, will be served through whole grade enrichment with a focus on developing thinking skills of all learners, with an emphasis on “WE GROW THINKERS!” Differentiated instructional strategies will also be incorporated into the regular classroom setting on a routine basis in order to meet the needs of all students.

 

4th and 5th Grade Pullout service for cognitively gifted students: Students who have a superior cognitive gifted identification will participate in this class facilitated by the Gifted Intervention Specialist (GIS). Students will meet 225 minutes weekly (two to five days per week) with their cognitively gifted peers to further develop their life long learning skills with an emphasis on the following: Habits of Mind, 21st Century Thinking Skills, and Problem Based Learning. These students will also be cluster grouped within their regular classroom setting to support their needs as cognitively gifted learners. Placement into this gifted service is based upon a superior cognitive abilities gifted identification from spring of the student's third (3rd) grade year or above on an Ohio Department of Education approved ability assessment.

Middle School Gifted Services beginning 2016-17:  Dublin City Schools will be expanding gifted services to the middle school level for qualifying 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. A Gifted Intervention Specialist (GIS) at each of our four middle schools will lead an elective course which will further support the academic and social-emotional growth of cognitively gifted students. Qualifying students will have a cognitive gifted identification on an approved ability assessment from third grade or above. Students who have moved into Dublin Schools and have not participated in testing in Dublin must provide a qualifying score that is no more than 24 months old.

Accelerated Math for grade 5 students: Students who meet the multiple criteria measures for placement into this accelerated 5th grade math experience will cover 6th grade mathematics curriculum while extending and enriching the 5th and 6th grade mathematics content.

Accelerated 7/8 Math: Students who meet the multiple criteria measures for placement into this accelerated 7th grade math experience will cover two years of mathematics curriculum in one year. Math content will include both the 7th and 8th grade content and will include rigorous pacing.

High School 9th - 12th grades: Honors, Advanced Placement, Academic Academies, and International Baccalaureate classes are available along with additional educational options such as credit flex and college credit plus. 

Subject Acceleration is an option that allows qualified students the opportunity to move ahead one or more grade levels in a particular subject area.

Whole Grade acceleration is the option of allowing a qualified student to move ahead one entire grade level. The student must be exceptional in all subject areas and show appropriate social maturity to move ahead one grade level. Dublin City Schools follows guidelines through the Ohio Department of Education with the use of the Iowa Acceleration Scale for evaluation of a student who is referred for acceleration.

Early Entrance to KG/1st grade is an option of allowing qualified students the opportunity to enter either Kindergarten or 1st grade earlier than their age equivalent peers. The student must meet the criteria established by the Ohio Department of Education and the Iowa Acceleration Scale.

 

CONTACTS 

 
Joyce Christman                                                           Martha Scherpelz         
Bailey                                                                             Chapman                     
Christman_Joyce@dublinschools.net                    Scherpelz_Martha@dublinschools.net
  
Michael (Mac) McNeil                                                 Michelle Gdovin
Deer Run                                                                      Glacier Ridge
McNeil_Michael@dublinschools.net                       Gdovin_Michelle@dublinschools.net
 
Sandy Siers                                                                    Janet DiSilvestro
Indian Run                                                                 Olde Sawmill
Siers_Sandy@dublinschools.net                              DiSilvestro_Janet@dublinschools.net
 
Charlotte Jones                                                            Linda Gayle
Pinney                                                                          Riverside/Wright
Jones_Charlotte@dublinschools.net                      Gayle_Linda@dublinschools.net
 
Dionne Spenthoff                                                         Katie Smith
Scottish Corners                                                    Thomas
Spenthoff_Dionne@dublinschools.net                   Smith_Katie@dublinschools.net
 
Sarah Alexander                                                            Emily Ziesenheim
Wyandot                                                                     Davis
Alexander_Sarah@dublinschools.net                      Ziesenheim_Emily@dublinschools.net
 
Lindsey Brauzer                                                            Olivia DiSilvestro
Grizzell                                                                       Karrer
Brauzer_Lindsey@dublinshools.net                        DiSilvestro_Olivia@dublinschools.net
 
Kerri Templeton
Sells
Templeton_Kerri@dublinschools.net 

 

Marge Mulcahy

Gifted Services Coordinator

614-760-4351

 

Administrative Secretary
614-760-4350

 

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