Gifted Program




Paulding Exempted Village Schools recognize that learners within the school population have unique interests, needs, abilities, and potential for accomplishments. A variety of programs are available here and at the state level.

Differentiated instruction provides opportunities for advancement throughout our district. Structured intervention times in both elementary buildings allow gifted students to advance at their own pace. 

Differentiation also occurs at the middle school level. Advanced math students in seventh grade are taking pre-algebra, and advanced math students in eighth grade are taking algebra.

Students have the opportunity to participate in advanced placement classes at the high school level. Summer Honors Institutes are located at various sites throughout the state.

Organizations such as Quiz Bowl, Science Olympiad, Science Fair, and Engineering Team offer opportunities above and beyond what is offered in the classroom.


For Parents.......  

Ohio Association for Gifted Children

National Association for Gifted Children

Ohio's Operating Standards for Gifted Children

Who is Gifted in Ohio by Law and Rule?

American Association for Gifted Children

Differences Between Bright and Gifted

District Gifted Identification Plan

Identification of Children Who Are Gifted: Definition and Criteria

Paulding Ex. Village Schools Board Policy for Gifted Children

Referral Form for Gifted Services

Assessment Instruments Used for Gifted Identification

District Policy for Identification of and Services for Students Who are Gifted


For Teachers......

A Message to New Teachers of Gifted Children

Successful Strategies for Teaching Gifted Learners

Hoagies' Gifted for Education

50 Resources for Parents and Teachers of Gifted and Talented Children

 Useful Websites for Teachers and Parents of Gifted and Talented Children

Top Ten Things Teachers Should Know About Gifted and Talented Students - Video