The Olentangy Local Schools Gifted Services Program provides gifted and talented students with the opportunity to enhance cognitive, learning, research and communication skills by providing challenging opportunities through a differentiated learning program. Gifted specialists and classroom teachers encourage gifted and talented students to maximize their potential by accepting opportunities to stretch their thinking through rigorous curriculum, gaining the necessary skills to become self-directed, college and career ready students. Please visit all of our Gifted Services pages by navigating through the side bar sections on the left.TOP NEWS
Summer Enrichment Activities
Looking for summer enrichment activities for your student? Visit the link below to learn about some of the great programs offered in the area.
Go for Launch
Space Exploration Summer Camp
May 31 - June 1, 2018
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
This is a 2-day program where students will work collaboratively with their peers, astronauts, STEM specialists and teachers to design an experiment for space. The winning space experiment could be launched to the International Space Station and used for data collection!
Who: Students in grades 8-12 during the 2017-2018 School Year
Program Cost: $175.00 *Includes all supplies, snacks, and lunches
Where: Watkins Memorial High School 8868 Watkins Road, Pataskala, OH 43062
Contact person: Michelle Lucas email: GoForLaunch@higherorbits.org
Invent the Future Today
Explore the technology behind self-driving cars and invent a vehicle of the future.
Design futuristic dream homes with smart furniture and smart energy.
Build and personalize a robotic dog and construct a one of a kind dog park.
For children entering K-6 grade
Click HERE for more information.
Register at campinvention.org or 1-800-968-4332
Looking for Volunteer Opportunities?
Are you looking for volunteer opportunities for your student? Check out the link below to learn ways to get your student involved.Written Education Plans (WEP's) for gifted students receiving services through Olentangy Local Schools are available for viewing in PowerSchool. Click HERE for the parent letter about Written Education Plans and instructions on accessing them through PowerSchool.Accelerated Weekend Experience (AWE) at the Center for Talent Development (CTD) offers weekend-long accelerated programs for gifted students, hosted at community sites across the country. Unique courses connect students with practicing professionals. Join experts in the field for a real-life perspective on topics, such as Alice 3D Programming, Cognitive Neuroscience, Aviation, Cryptography, Digital Imaging, Forensic Science, MIT App Inventor, Veterinary Science and more. Programs run Saturdays and Sundays, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. Click HERE for more information and dates.Please visit the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA) page and the NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) page.
Please visit the Enrichment Opportunities link to view information about upcoming Olentangy and Central Ohio camps, activities, and events to support gifted students!
Please view the Frequently Asked Questions link for additional information regarding gifted identification and service criteria.