Centerville City Schools believes in empowering, challenging and supporting every learner to grow every day.
Specific provisions are made to meet the needs of our gifted students within their regular K-12 classroom and as part of the integrated school day.
- At the elementary level, gifted services are supported by Gifted Intervention Specialists (see list below). The GIS and classroom teachers plan together to differentiate and enrich classroom activities. In fourth and fifth grade, another layer is added through GIS-taught advanced math classes.
- In grades 6-8, students are deliberately grouped in classrooms and placed with teachers who receive ongoing support and professional development in gifted education from a gifted specialist.
- Gifted services for high school students are provided through advanced course selection.
K-12 gifted services consist of a combination of the following:
Classroom cluster grouping
Subject and grade acceleration
Honors, Advanced Placement, and post-secondary enrollment (secondary grades)
Qualifying for Gifted Services
Centerville City Schools uses the guidelines established by the Ohio Department of Education to identify gifted students with approved assessments, including:
Whole-grade screening for superior cognitive ability in grades 2 and 5, using the CogAT and NNAT3
Whole-grade screening in reading and math, twice yearly, though MAP testing in grades 1–8
Additional testing for gifted identification outside of whole grade screening is offered when:
A student is new to the district and/or is referred by a parent, teacher, or themselves and has not been already assessed with an approved standardized instrument
A student scores 1 point away from the identification cut-off on the whole-grade screening
Students enrolled in Centerville City Schools may be referred for gifted identification by a parent, teacher, peer, or themselves, at any time.
You can download the Gifted Identification Referral Form by clicking the link below. Printed copies can also be found at each building’s main office.
Once completed, Gifted Identification Referral Forms should be returned to your building principal. They will review, sign, and submit the form to Central Office.
The District Gifted Coach will be in touch during the rest of the referral process.
If you believe your child should be subject or grade level accelerated, please contact the principal of your child’s school to discuss this process.
Early Entrance into Kindergarten
If your child does not meet the kindergarten age cut-off for entry into kindergarten (must turn 5 before Sept. 30), but you believe your child should be entered into kindergarten early, please contact the principal of your child’s primary building to discuss this process.
More Information on Early Entrance into Kindergarten
Gifted Intervention Specialists
Email Ms. Ehrensberger
Email Ms. Price
John Hole Elementary
Email Ms. Moore
Email Ms. Gutmann
Email Ms. Quigley
Email Ms. Devine