We at Hillsdale are aware that certain students do very well academically, and need special classes or options to help serve their needs. Click here to read our district policy regarding gifted education.
If you have further questions or comments, please contact Andrew Lewellen at (419) 369-4911 x 7652, or at firstname.lastname@example.org
There are a variety of state-approved tests for determining giftedness in a school setting. We at Hillsdale give the Terra Nova and In View tests to all students at the beginning of second and fourth grades. The Woodcock-Johnson test may be used in certain individual cases. The GATES test for creativity is also used.
From time to time, it may be in the student's best interest to be accelerated through a course or grade. After consultation between parents, teachers, administration, and the student, an acceleration plan may be put into place. A form documenting this plan is found here.
It can be challenging to raise children who are academically gifted. Click here for links to other organizations who specialize in gifted awareness, advocacy, and services.