Gifted Program

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Gifted Program

Gifted Program

The Orange gifted program mission statement is a direct reflection of the Orange City Schools mission statement:

The Orange Schools mission is to foster an academically excellent educational system designed to develop critical thinking and civic-minded students who will contribute to our global society. The system also encourages the support and participation of the community it serves.

We believe and strive to:

  • Provide appropriate learning experiences in flexible settings with intellectual and/or chronological peers.

  • Provide a curriculum which challenges each student by incorporating creative problem solving, critical thinking, divergent thinking, interpersonal relationships, logical reasoning, oral expression, research, and written expression.

  • Provide self-directed, independent and diverse activities, assignments and services, which extend learning beyond the regular classroom curriculum and address individual interests, talents and needs.

  • Help each student gain a realistic and healthy self-concept by recognizing strengths, weaknesses, areas needing improvement and potentialities.

  • Provide a curriculum which challenges students to intellectually extend themselves.

The Orange City School District provides a continuum of services to nurture exceptional abilities. Gifted Intervention Specialists work in all buildings and provide small group support for our students.

Additional information regarding program options, qualifications and services is available at the link entitled District Plan for Identification and Service of Gifted Students. 
 

 
Please note: In compliance with the Ohio Operating Standards, we offer assessment opportunities two times per school year, fall and winter. 
 
The winter gifted referral testing session is CLOSED. The next testing session will take place August 28-September 7, 2018.
The deadline to register for gifted testing for the 2018-2019 school year is 
August 24, 2018.
 

 

Investigating Gifted Part 1

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225 Parent Informational Night- May 17, 2017

 
 
 
 


 For further information, please contact one of our faculty members

Carissa Spitzer - Coordinator of Gifted and Curriculum 
cspitzer@orangecsd.org or telephone ext. 4916

Jean Metzger - Gifted Intervention Teacher, Grades 1 and 4
jmetzger@orangecsd.org or telephone ext. 4128

Kate Allard- Gifted Intervention Teacher, Grades 2 and 5
kallard@orangecsd.org or telephone ext. 4127

Maggie Gobetz - Gifted Intervention Teacher, Grades Kdg and 3
mgobetz@orangecsd.org or telephone ext. 4113

Dave Tirpak- Gifted Intervention Teacher, Grade 6 
dtirpak@orangecsd.org or telephone ext. 3233
 
Christina Fuller - Gifted Intervention Teacher, Grade 7
cfuller@orangecsd.org or telephone ext. 3218

Jen McGeown - Gifted Intervention Teacher, Grades 8
jmcgeown@orangecsd.org or telephone ext. 3137

Kathy Frazier- Gifted Intervention Teacher, Grades 9-12
kfrazier@orangecsd.org or telephone ext. 2127 

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