Gifted and Talented Education
Through district assessments and referral testing students have the
opportunity to be identified. Students are assessed for gifted identification
and parents are notified if their child has met the criteria for state identification
in any of the four categories:
Ability (Math, Reading, Science, Social Studies)
Performing Arts Ability (Art, Dance, Drama, Music)
The Tallmadge City School District strives to meet the different
educational needs of gifted and highly-able learners by providing
a variety of instructional methods, materials, experiences, and evaluations to
meet the needs of every learner.
The needs of children who are identified in the categories of Superior Cognitive Ability and Specific Academic Ability may be met
through a variety of opportunities, including: differentiation within the
regular classroom setting, honors and advanced courses, college campus
programs, and extra-curricular opportunities.
Each option has defined requirements for participation.
The needs of children who are identified in the categories of Creative Thinking Ability and Visual or Performing Arts Ability are
met through our extensive art and music programs. Participation at the lower grade levels is
open in art, music, band, and orchestra.
At the upper grade levels, auditions and portfolios may be required.