Teachers welcome ideas, questions, or concerns as a means to establish effective communication among parents, educators, and the students. Recognizing the involvement of the parent(s) or guardian(s) is essential in the education of the gifted child, teachers can encourage parents to become involved in their child’s education.
Parents can participate in the education of gifted children in a variety of ways including:
Joining PACE –Parents and others for Academic Challenge and Excellence
Working to become a mentor to other students in the programs and/or recommending mentors
Volunteering in the classroom
Becoming acquainted with resources relating to gifted education such as those included at the end of this manual
Attending the Ohio Association of Gifted Children Conference held each fall
Parent-teacher conferences will be held at various times throughout the year. Conferences may be requested by the parents or the teacher as needed.
Parents and others for Academic Challenge and Excellence invite any interested community members to attend their monthly meetings. Having a child in Voyage or Challenge is not required for participation. The intent of the group is to improve services to high achieving students by supporting advanced courses and opportunities to help children develop to their full potential. Parents are also able to discuss with other parents issues relevant to raising and coping with gifted children.