In accordance with the belief that all children are entitled to education commensurate with their particular needs, children in the District who are gifted are provided opportunities to progress as their abilities permit. The Board believes that these children require services beyond those offered in regular school programs in order to realize their potential contribution to themselves and society.
Children who are gifted are identified annually by qualified professionals using a variety of assessment procedures. The Board encourages efforts to provide services for the children who are gifted as an integral part of the total kindergarten through grade 12 program.
Austintown Local Schools Gifted links:
- Austintown Local Gifted Policy and Plan
- Gifted Referral Form (Referral forms are also available in at each school building)
Academic Acceleration, Early Entrance to Kindergarten, and Early High School Graduation
In accordance with the belief that all children are entitled to an education commensurate with their particular needs, students who can exceed the grade-level indicators and benchmarks set forth in the standards must be afforded the opportunity and be encouraged to do so.
The Board believes that such students often require access to advanced curriculum in order to realize their potential contribution to themselves and society.
All children learn and experience success given time and opportunity, but the degree to which academic content standards are met and the time it takes to reach the standards vary from student to student. The Board believes that all students, including advanced learners, should be challenged and supported to reach their full potential. For many advanced learners, this can best be achieved by affording them access to curriculum, learning environments and instructional interventions more commonly provided to older peers.
Austintown Local Schools Acceleration links: