Gifted/Enrichment Education

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OVERVIEW OF DUBLIN CITY SCHOOLS GIFTED EDUCATION

 
K-5:  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 approximately 200 minutes each week (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 on an Ohio Department of Education approved ability assessment.

Middle School Gifted Services:  The Gifted Intervention Specialist (GIS) at each of our four middle schools leads a trimester 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. 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 5-6: 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 Math 7-8: Students may be recommended for or self select placement into this accelerated 7th grade math experience which 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                                                                   
Bailey                                                                                                 
Christman_Joyce@dublinschools.net  
                      
Olivia DiSilvestro
Chapman
DiSilvestro_Olivia@dublinschools.net
 
Michael (Mac) McNeil                                                    
Deer Run                                                                        
McNeil_Michael@dublinschools.net                          
 
Michelle Gdovin
Glacier Ridge
Gdovin_Michelle@dublinschools.net
 
Erica Kelley
Glacier Ridge 
Kelley_Erica@dublinschools.net 
 
Kari Kinder                                                                                                                
Indian Run                                                                                                                                            
Kinder_Kari@dublinschools.net                                                              
 
Katherine Young
Olde Sawmill
Young_Katherine@dublinschools.net
 
Nicole Noteman                                                             
Pinney                                                             
Noteman_Nicole@dublinschools.net           
 
Molly Harper
Riverside
Harper_Molly@dublilnschools.net
 
Dionne Spenthoff                                                              
Scottish Corners                                                           
Spenthoff_Dionne@dublinschools.net                        
 
Katie Smith
Thomas
Smith_Katie@dublilnlschools.net
 
Molly Harper                                                                                                                                   
Wright                                                                                                                                                
Harper_Molly@dublinschools.net                                   
 
Laurie Dieter
Wyandot
Dieter_Laurie@dublinschools.net
                 
Emily Ziesenheim                                                                                                                          
Davis                                                                                                                                                         
Ziesenheim_Emily@dublinschools.net                         
 
Lindsey Brauzer
Grizzell
Brauzer_Lindsey@dublinschools.net
 
Charlotte Jones                                                                                                                                           
Karrer                                                                                                                                                              
Jones_Charlotte@dublinschools.net   
 
Amy Neader
Sells
Neader_Amy@dublinshools.net                                    

 

Marge Mulcahy

Gifted Services Coordinator

614-760-4351

 

Administrative Secretary
614-760-4350

 

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7030 Coffman Road Dublin, OH. 43017
P: 614-764-5913

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