“The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”- Dr. Seuss
Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) in Sylvania Schools
The Teaching and Learning Department also oversees and supports the Gifted and Talented Education Department (GATE).
The Sylvania School District focuses on depth and complexity of learning. We aim for students to find the love of asking questions when delving into learning. Students today are preparing for careers we cannot name, but must be problem solvers and have persistence in the face of challenges. We understand the social and emotional needs of the students must be addressed for them to maximize their potential and that is a focus during GATE enrichment sessions.
Currently, Gifted Intervention Specialists and/or Classroom Providers provide enrichment and/or service to students who have been identified beginning in third grade.
Please see our Sylvania Gifted Plan for complete details. (link)
Elementary GATE Website (link)
Definition of Gifted Students: The state of Ohio defines a gifted student as one who performs or shows potential for performing at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared to others of their age, experience, or environment. For some, their learning needs are not a good match to the standard curriculum. These students are found at all grades and in many different areas. These students are found at all grades and in many different areas. The goal of identification is to locate these students so that, when necessary, adjustments can be made in their school program in order to match their needs.
Superior Cognitive Ability
Performing Arts Ability
When a student scores two deviations above the mean minus the standard error of measurement on an intelligence test, or scores at or above the ninety-fifth percentile on an approved composite battery of a nationally normed achievement test, or attains an approved score on an approved nationally-normed above grade level achievement test.
When a student performs at or above the ninety-fifth percentile in a specific academic ability field on an approved nationally-normed achievement test. A student may be identified in more than one academic ability field.
When a student scores one standard deviation above the mean, minus the standard error of measure, on an approved intelligence test and also attains a qualifying score on an approved checklist of creative behaviors or creativity test.
When a student demonstrates superior ability in a visual or performing arts area through a display of work, an audition, or other performance or exhibition and a qualifying score on an approved checklist of behaviors related to a specific arts area.
K-12 Program Structure
High School Advanced Placement
English Language & Composition
English Literature & Composition
| Math||Calculus AB|
United States Government & Politics
United States History
| Music||Music Theory|
| Art||Art History|
| Career Tech||Computer Science A|
Computer Science Principles
High School Program for Honors
| World Language|
French III & IV
German III & IV
Spanish III & IV
| Math||Algebra I|
| Science||Anatomy |
| Social Studies||American History|
| Art||Senior Studio 2D Design|
Senior Studio 3D Design
| Career Tech||Business Technology |
Education & Training
Engineering Tech Prep
Theatrical Performing Arts
Visual Communications Design
Junior High Honors
|Social Studies|| Honors Social Studies 6|
Honors Social Studies 7
Honors Social Studies 8
|English|| Honors English 6 |
Honors English 7
Honors English 8
|Science|| Honors Science 6|
Honors Science 7
Honors Science 8
|Math III|| Honors Math 6|
Honors Math 7
Honors Math 8
|Algebra I|| Honors Algebra (6th, 7th, 8th)|
|Geometry|| Geometry (7th, 8th)|
World Language I
Elementary GATE Services
|4th grade||Math and/or ELA|
|5th grade||Math and/or ELA|
|3rd grade ||60 minutes per week |
|4th grade||30 minutes per week |
|5th grade ||60 minutes per week |