Gifted Services

Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools proudly identifies students as gifted in each of four general areas designated by the State of Ohio: Superior Cognitive Ability, Specific Academic Ability, Creative Thinking Ability, and Visual and Performing Arts Ability. Using state mandated criteria, over 1300 students are identified as gifted in one or more of these areas. Details about the district's gifted identification and services plan are explained in the following Parent Brochures, PB-1/District Policy For the Identification of and Services For Students Who are Gifted; PB-2/Identification of Children Who are Gifted; and PB-3/Assessment Instruments Used by Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools for Gifted Identification.

Parents, Educators, or Community Members may nominate any student for possible gifted identification using the referral forms provided, or by submitting a written request to the Office of Gifted Services.

All teachers are encouraged to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of gifted students in the regular classroom. Cluster grouping of gifted students takes place in many of our buildings to facilitate this process. Cognitively gifted children in grades 4 – 8 who meet additional program criteria are also eligible for the OASIS Program. The OASIS curriculum is designed to enhance students’ regular academic experiences as well as meet the specific social and emotional needs of cognitively gifted children. In grades 4 – 6, OASIS students are served through a resource room/pullout program one full day per week. OASIS students in grades 7 and 8 are scheduled for a self-contained/accelerated class one period per day in place of their regular language arts curriculum.

The district employs three Gifted Intervention Specialists for the OASIS program, and one part-time Gifted Coordinator to oversee gifted identification and services throughout the district. 

 

Please contact:  Diane Oplinger, Gifted Coordinator, dianeoplinger@gmail.com, 330.945.5600