Gifted Services

  • 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.



    Do’s and Don’ts for Motivating Your High-Ability Child

    By Dr. Del Siegle and Dr. D. Betsy McCoach
    At Parent Day during NAGC’s 2016 Convention in Orlando, FL, scholars and parents Del Siegle and Betsy McCoach shared successful strategies and practices for motivating gifted children.  Click the link below to read that information that was published in the December issue of the National Association for Gifted Children.

    Martin W. Essex School for the Gifted and Talented™
    at Otterbein University
    June 17-23, 2018
    Registration Materials
    Registration Deadline– April 6, 2018
    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.