Lake Local Schools
Mission: Educating generations, serving our community
Vision: To be the leader in addressing educational, social, and physical needs of students and staff
Giftedness & Gifted Education

In Ohio, “Gifted” means students who perform or show potential for performing at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared to others of their age, experience, or environment and who are identified under division (a), (b), (c), or (d) of section 3324.03 of the Revised Code.

In order to be identified as gifted, a student must achieve a qualifying test score on an Ohio Department of Education (ODE) approved standardized assessment for gifted identification. The OAA, OGT, PARCC, AIR, OCBA assessments are not approved tests for gifted identification by the ODE.

Lake Local Gifted Services Staff:

Mrs. Bledsoe  GIS, Lake Middle School
Mrs. Harms GIS, Lake Elementary/Lake Middle School
Mrs. Hetler GIS, Lake Elementary
Mrs. Pariano AP & CCP Coordinator, Lake High School

As a result of the Federal government allowing individual states to determine the nature and scope of gifted education, gifted identification and services vary widely among the states.  Some states have a mandate and funding for identification and services while other states may offer virtually nothing.  Ohio is in the middle of the continuum in that there is a mandate to identify gifted students but no mandate to serve. As a result, gifted services among the local districts vary as much as the states differ in their requirements.
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