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Gifted Services

Yellow Springs Exempted Village School District strives to provide all students with rigorous and challenging educational opportunities based on their unique strengths and needs.  Gifted programming in the district focuses on continuous professional development for teachers and differentiated instructional strategies in the classroom environment. 

What is the definition of “Gifted”?

The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) defines a gifted child as “one who performs or shows potential for performing at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared to others of their age, experience, or environment.”  As a public school student, a child can be identified as gifted in a given content area or based on their overall cognitive abilities. Per ODE rules, once identified as gifted the identification status will remain in place until the child graduates. If you have questions about your child’s performance in the classroom or on district/state tests please make an appointment to speak with your child’s teacher. 

Board Approved Gifted Service Plan and Acceleration Plan

Yellow Springs Gifted Plan
Yellow Springs Acceleration Plan

Resources for Parents, Students, and Educators



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Sarah Waechter
Gifted Supervisor