The Orange City School District provides a continuum of services to nurture exceptional abilities. Gifted Intervention Specialists work in all buildings and provide support for students in multiple settings.
All Kindergarten students participate in Talent Development through Problem Solving activities facilitated by Gifted Intervention Specialists in each Kindergarten classroom.
Identified students in grades 1- 5 are placed in clusters (purposefully grouped together for instruction within a grade level classroom) in reading and math classes. Content area teachers and Gifted Intervention Specialists collaborate to plan differentiated instruction and support student growth with Written Education Plan goals. Gifted Intervention Specialists co-teach in these classrooms once a week and Content Area Teachers engage in professional development in gifted education. Resource room service occurs one day a week for grades 1-5 and is available to students identified in a "thinking" area (superior cognition and/or creative thinking) and an academic area (reading and/or math).
Identified students at Brady Middle School receive gifted service through language arts classes that are co-taught by a Content Area Teacher and a Gifted Intervention Specialist and accelerated/cluster grouped math classes. Brady science electives are also available for identified students.
Orange High School service includes Honors, Advanced Placement, and College Credit Plus coursework.
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More information about gifted services at Orange is available at the link under "Resources" entitled District Plan for Identification and Service of Gifted Students.
For further information, please contact one of our faculty members.
Maggie Gobetz - Gifted Intervention Specialist Grades Kdg and 3
Email or telephone ext. 4113
Jean Metzger - Gifted Intervention Specialist, Grades 1 and 4
Email or telephone ext. 4128
Kate Allard- Gifted Intervention Specialist, Grades Kdg and 2
Email or telephone ext. 4127
Katie Grau- Gifted Intervention Specialist, Grades 4 and 5
Email or telephone ext. 4128
Dave Tirpak- Gifted Intervention Specialist, Grade 6
Email or telephone ext. 3233
Sarah Moore- Gifted Intervention Specialist, Grade 7
Email or telephone ext. 3218
Jen McGeown - Gifted Intervention Specialist, Grades 8
Email or telephone ext. 3137
Kathy Frazier- Gifted Intervention Specialist, Grades 9-12
Email or telephone ext. 2127
Joanna McNally - Gifted Intervention Specialist, Grades 9-12
Email or telephone ext. 2134
Identification Procedures and District Service Options for Students Who Are Gifted
Gifted Identification Assessment Referral and Permission to Test
Enrichment Resources for Remote Learning
Identification of Students in Visual and Performing Arts
Referral Form for Acceleration
A guide for families published by the Office of Exceptional Children
A handbook for parents published by OAGC
Ohio Association for Gifted Children
National Association for Gifted Children
Characteristics and Behaviors of the Gifted
The Davidson Institute for Talent Development
Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY) at Stanford University
Hoagies' Gifted Education Page
Northwestern University Center for Talent Development (NUMATS)