Gifted Program Overview

  • The Brunswick City School District recognizes its responsibility to identify the special needs of students who perform or show potential for performing at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared to others of their age.  We believe that students with these abilities need opportunities to experience a differentiated curriculum that will encourage them to develop their talents, to research their interests, to seek challenges, to understand and appreciate their unique abilities, and to become lifelong learners.

    In accordance with Section 3324.01 through 3324.07 of the Ohio Revised Code and the Rules, Regulations, and Policies for Gifted Education, the Brunswick City School District has established procedures to identify gifted students.

Brunswick City Schools Policy and Plan for Identification and Service of Children Who are Gifted

  • (Being Revised:  Coming Soon)

Whole Grade Screening

  • Each year, school districts in Ohio have the responsibility of identifying gifted learners in several categories.  The district must provide an accurate child count to the Ohio Department of Education.

    In accordance with this state mandate, and as part of the Brunswick City School District assessment programming, all students in grade 2 and grade 5 will be taking a standardized test.  Grade 2 will be tested during the week of February 19th.  Grade 5 will be tested during the week of October 23rd.  The district will use the results from this test not only to help identify students as gifted in the area of superior cognitive for the Ohio child count list, but it will also assist classroom teachers as they continue to work with students this year.

    The tests that districts use must be approved by ODE. The tests that will be used in the BCSD this year include the INVIEW and Terra Nova. Classroom teachers will administer the test. The test will be sent out of the district for scoring and parents will be informed of the results when they are available.
     
    Thank you for supporting your student during this week of testing. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Gifted Coordinator at the Board of Education. 
     
    During August, January and May, the district will also be looking for students who are gifted in the specific academic areas of math and/or reading. To find these students, MAPs scores earned by students during this year will be reviewed.  MAPs testing is approved by ODE for use in identifying students as gifted.  Again, the information from this assessment will not only help to identify students as gifted but will assist classroom teachers as they work with their students. This assessment will be scored in district and parents will be informed of the results when they are available.

Request for Gifted Screening

  • Testing for gifted identification is offered in the fall and spring to address parent and/or teacher requests. 
     
    Fall testing will be performed the last week of September and the first two weeks of October each year.  In order to be tested for the fall, all forms MUST be completed and turned in to the building principal by September 15th.
     
    Spring testing will be performed in March each year.  In order to be tested for the spring, all forms MUST be completed and turned in to the building principal by February 15th.
     
    Please complete the referral and request for testing using the form below.  If you are NOT the parent who is requesting testing, the BCSD will seek permission for testing from the parent.  
     
     
     

Contact Info

  • Mrs. Wheeler
    Tracy Wheeler

    Assistant Superintendent
    Gifted Coordinator
    Phone: 330-273-0206
    Email: twheeler@bcsoh.org

    Mr. Geschke
    Patrick Geschke

    Director of Education and Innovation
    Phone: 330-273-0573
    Email: wgeschke@bcsoh.org

    Mr. Relic
    Daniel Relic

    Coordinator of Instructor
    Gifted Liaison
    Email: drelic@bcsoh.org

    Ms. Neuman
    Taya Neuman

    Director of Student Services
    Phone: 330-273-0217
    Email: tneuman@bcsoh.org

    Jennifer Clark
    Jennifer Clark

    Gifted Intervention Specialist
    EXCEL Teacher
    Email: jclark2@bcsoh.org

    Ellen Foster
    Ellen Foster

    Gifted Intervention Specialist
    EXCEL Teacher
    Email: efoster@bcsoh.org