The Cleveland Heights-University
School District received the
2005 Ohio Association for Gifted Children award
for "Promising Practice School District."
In accordance with ODE guidelines and current research
in gifted education, Gifted Programming within the CH – UH City
Schools strives to address the individual needs of our identified gifted
students. K-3 Enrichment, 6-12 Honors Courses, and 9-12 AP Courses seek
to grow high potential in all students.
To provide vehicles to address the social and emotional needs of
To provide the “Least Restrictive Environment” for all
identified gifted students.
To create Written Education Plans for students on the Ohio Child
Count List that address student strengths and help to provide information
about the progress, services provided, and individual goals of each
To work collaboratively with parents, students, teachers, and administration
to create, implement, and evaluate student goals and progress.
To screen, assess, and identify students who are gifted in accordance
with ODE mandates (H.B. 282).
To create and facilitate programs
which invite and challenge students to demonstrate their abilities
and to be recognized
for their achievements.
To advocate for identified gifted students
and to provide support services and information for parents/guardians
of gifted students.
To foster collaborative relationships with classroom
teachers and Gifted Specialists to develop and adapt
strategies to reflect the breadth, depth, and pace of learning
characteristic of high-ability students.
To provide ongoing
opportunities for identified students to recognize and understand
their strength and the opportunities
exist for them in the real-world.