Acceleration Testing Policy for Subject Accelerated Students 72
Ohio Achievement Test Accountability And Reporting Matrix 74
Decision Flowchart for Subject-Accelerated Students 75
Parent Involvement 76
Parent-Teacher Conferences 76
BOARD OF EDUCATION
SOUTHWEST LICKING LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
MISSION STATEMENT The mission of the Southwest Licking School District is to assure that all students are prepared to be lifelong learners who posses a sense of self-worth, critical thinking ability, and necessary life skills enabling them to solve problems, adapt to change, value beauty, diversity, and cooperation, and be productive citizens. The mission will be accomplished by a skilled and dedicated staff providing personalized instruction with family and community support and participation by students in safe, modern facilities where quality education and technological materials are the standard.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 2002 Handbook 2007 Revision
Charla Mackenzie, Pupil Services Director Kristi Thompson, Director of Curriculum &
LICKING COUNTY SCHOOLS
PHILOSOPHY FOR GIFTED EDUCATION We believe all children should be provided a variety of educational opportunities designed to foster maximum development and personal actualization. In order to realize their contributions to self and society, Gifted and Talented students, by virtue of their outstanding abilities and being capable of high performance, require differentiated educational services beyond those normally provided by the regular school program. We support the development and implementation of services, which will assist gifted and talented students to reach their full cognitive and creative potential. Services for the Gifted and Talented students should be an integral part of the total educational program and not an optional provision.
Motivating and challenging Gifted and Talented students enhances both the student and society. Research suggests these students often learn by intuitive leaps and unique perceptions; therefore, their educational provisions must also be unique to allow interaction with their intellectual peers in specialized risk-free environments separate from the regular classroom. These youth are individually and intellectually different. Local conditions vary. One cannot say there is one best single pattern for organizing educational for the Gifted and Talented; however, these students need to be provided opportunity for interaction with their intellectual peers
Local school districts in Licking County will be given support to design services which are based upon the nature of giftedness, comply with Ohio’s House Bill 282, the Ohio Revised Code (ORC 3324-01-07), and with the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC 3301-51-15), and are compatible with local school district philosophies and student needs.
PHILOSOPHY FOR GIFTED EDUCATION Children are a valuable resource. The individual and society receive maximized benefits when attributes are enhanced and developed. Gifted children and youth are a unique group, who, due to high intellectual ability, need and profit from an educational program that provides curriculum beyond that available in the normal classroom. Students benefit from a curriculum that extends their learning in depth, breadth, and complexity at an accelerated pace.
Southwest Licking Local School recognize the responsibility to provide an educational environment in which each individual can develop character, leadership, service, and scholarship according to his/her abilities and needs.
To accomplish these goals, Southwest Licking Local Schools offer many differentiated programs. The district is committed to providing organized, diverse programs for students to offer educational experiences commensurate with the gifted students' learning abilities.