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Gifted Education

Loveland City Schools is committed to providing a continuum of support for students identified as academically or cognitively gifted. Loveland City Schools continually educates its staff on the unique academic, social and emotional needs of gifted identified children. This commitment to continual gifted education professional development allows classroom teachers to support gifted children in a variety of settings. This continuum of support will include learning opportunities within the general education classroom that consist of differentiated curriculum options, instructional approaches, and resource materials. Gifted students will have intellectual peers in their classes in which to engage in the collaboration, discussion and investigation of rigorous curriculum.

There are several licensed and certified gifted intervention specialists (GIS) in the district, and all teachers providing service to gifted students engage regularly in professional development focusing on meeting the needs of gifted learners. The district model is also supported by our gifted consultant from the Hamilton County Educational Service Center. Students and teachers are supported by these specialists in several ways including classroom instruction, resource intervention, and support for teachers with gifted students in their classrooms. As we provide a continuum of supports for all our students across the district, we are also continuing to look for ways to expand formal gifted services to as many of our students as possible.

In grades K-2 we strongly believe that the academic and social emotional needs of students are best met by their classroom teacher. Students are provided multiple opportunities to learn with academic and cognitive peers in small groups supported by the teacher. Gifted service is available to students identified as superior cognitively gifted in grades 3-8, as well as gifted in the specific academic areas of math grades 6-8 and reading grades 7-8. Beginning in grade 3, students receive their math and reading instruction from subject area specialists. Students that are identified as specific academic gifted in a particular subject area will have their needs met by the classroom teacher.

In grades 3-4, students who are identified as superior cognitively gifted are scheduled into gifted service based on their needs:

       Students who are identified as superior cognitively gifted and academically gifted in reading and/or math will receive reading instruction from the GIS.

       Students who are identified as superior cognitively gifted and academically gifted in math will be cluster grouped in several math classes. These classes will be taught by a grade level math teacher who will differentiate the lessons and have consultation with a GIS.

       Students who are identified as superior cognitively gifted, but not academically gifted will receive support from the GIS during Tiger Time (i.e., during Tiger Time).

In grades 5-8, students who are identified as superior cognitively gifted are scheduled into gifted service based on their needs, and service is also offered to students who are identified as specific academic ability in the following grades :

Grade 5

       Students who are identified as superior cognitively gifted, academically gifted in reading, and have demonstrated success in preceding grades will receive English/language arts instruction from a qualified classroom teacher who meets state gifted requirements.

       Students who are identified as superior cognitively gifted and academically gifted in math, and have demonstrated success in preceding grades will be cluster grouped in math classes. These classes will be taught by a qualified classroom teacher who meets state gifted requirements.

       Students who are identified as superior cognitively gifted, but not academically gifted will receive support from a qualified classroom who meets state gifted requirements (i.e. during Tiger Time).

Grade 6

       Students who are identified as superior cognitively gifted, academically gifted in reading, and have demonstrated success in preceding grades will receive English/language arts instruction from the GIS or a qualified classroom teacher who meets state gifted requirements..

       Students who are identified as academically gifted in math, and have demonstrated success in preceding grades will be cluster grouped in math classes. These classes will be taught by a grade level math teacher who meets state gifted requirements.

       Students who are identified as superior cognitively gifted, but not academically gifted will receive support from a qualified classroom teacher who meets state gifted requirements (i.e. during Tiger Time).

Grades 7 and 8

       Students who are identified as academically gifted in reading, and have demonstrated success in preceding grades will be cluster grouped in English/language arts classes. These classes will be taught by a qualified grade level English/language arts teacher who meets state gifted requirements.

       Students who are identified as academically gifted in math, and have demonstrated success in preceding grades will be cluster grouped in math classes. These classes will be taught by a qualified classroom teacher who meets state gifted requirements.

       Students who are identified as superior cognitively gifted, but not academically gifted will receive support from a qualified classroom teacher who meets state gifted requirements (i.e. during Tiger Time).

Loveland High School offers a rigorous and comprehensive college preparatory program with multiple Advanced Placement courses, courses for college credit, and opportunities to explore talents in the arts and foreign languages. Please view the high school website for more specific descriptions of offerings.


In February, 2000, the Board of Education adopted a policy (pdf) for identifying students who are gifted and/or talented. Our policy follows the guidelines established by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE).
On June 30,1999, the Ohio Legislature approved House Bill 282 which, among other things, required that all school districts develop a plan for identifying students as gifted and/or talented. Loveland Schools developed and submitted a Gifted Identification Plan
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