The Orrville City Schools provides gifted and talented students the opportunity to participate in courses with increased depth and rigorous educational opportunities. In addition, teachers provide differentiated curriculum in the regular classroom to challenge students. We comply with all state gifted requirements through our identification processes and service model. Students participating in the service model must meet service model identification requirements as published in the Parent Brochure.
Additional district opportunities include:
- Service model programming in grades 5 through 8
- Qualifying eighth grade students can earn high school credit for Spanish and Algebra
- Post Secondary Options available in grades 9 through 12
- Dual Credit options are available for grades 11 and 12 for students that qualify through the College Academy.
The District offers additional opportunities outside of the classroom such as: Science Fair, County Math Competitions, and summer opportunities.
We are very excited about the program options that are offered in the Orrville City Schools and continue to strive for meeting the needs of all learners. Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have additional questions about services and programs.
OVERVIEW OF OHIO LAW
Ohio's school districts are required to identify students as gifted in grades kindergarten through twelfth grade but they are not required to serve gifted children. In 1999, the Ohio General Assembly passed legislation to update the process for identifying Ohio's gifted students. The Law (Ohio Revised Code) specifies how gifted students are to be identified and how they may be served. The Rule (Ohio Administrative Code) provides the specifics that must be followed in identification. The Rule also provides specifics on how districts may serve gifted children. Ohio districts must comply with both the Law and the Rule.