Resources for Extending Academic and Creative Horizons
We provide an educational program that maximizes the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of each child in a safe, nurturing, and diverse environment.
The Ohio Department of Education mandates the identification of gifted learners. It is the responsibility of each individual district to develop its own service plan. The Hudson City Schools services gifted learners with a Cognitive Skills Index of 135 or higher. These students receive direct services in Reading/Language Arts from a Gifted Intervention Specialist in grades 3-8. This teacher serves as the teacher of record for reading in grades 3-5 and as the English teacher for these students in grades 6-8. The Gifted Intervention Specialists at the elementary levels also provide some math enrichment. The amount of this additional service varies according to the number of students being serviced. There are opportunities for advanced programming in grades 9-12 through Advanced Placement courses and College Credit Plus options.
The State of Ohio identifies in the following areas:
Superior Cognitive Ability
Score two standard deviations above the mean minus the standard error of measurement on an intelligence test, perform at or above the 95th percentile on a basic or composite battery of a nationally normed achievement test, or attain an approved score on an above grade-level standardized, nationally normed test.
Specific Academic Ability in a Field
Perform at or above the 95th percentile at the national level on a standardized achievement test of specific academic ability in that field. A child may be identified as gifted in more than one specific academic ability field.
Creative Thinking Ability
Score one standard deviation above the mean minus the standard error of measurement on an intelligence test and attain a sufficient score, as established by the Department, on a test of creative ability or a checklist of creative behavior.
Visual or Performing Arts Ability
Demonstrate to a trained individual through a display of work, an audition, or other performance or exhibition, superior ability in a visual or performing arts area and attain a sufficient score, as established by the Department, on a checklist of behaviors related to a specific arts area.
In compliance with the Ohio Operating Standards, we offer assessment opportunities two times per school year, fall and winter.
The deadline to register for gifted testing for the 2016-2017 school year is
August 1, 2016
Students referred after August 1st will be assessed in the winter for the following school year. This deadline is not applicable to new enrollees.
Nyree Wilkerson-Gifted Coordinator
Pat Armbruster (Grades 3 & 4)
Katherine Komar (Grades 4 & 5)
Sue Lutkus (Grades 6 & 8)
Nyree Wilkerson (Grade 7)