Welcome to the home of gifted services for Independence Local Schools. To the right are several subpages (under Gifted) for specific information regarding gifted services.
The state of Ohio Department of Education requires schools to screen and identify students for Superior Cognitive and Reading and Math Superior Academic Ability. ODE does not require schools to provide gifted services or differentiated instruction for identified students. As the Ohio Department of Education continues to create unfunded mandates on teacher professional development and curricular practices, many schools have opted to stop services for gifted students. Independence Local Schools continues to offer a variety of programs and supports for our gifted students. Independence Local Schools continues to support equity for all learners.
Gifted services and supports are explained on the Gifted Program Services & Placement page in the navigation menu to the left. You can also find information concerning gifted/superior cognitive identification in the navigation panel to the left.