Gifted Students

Contact: Dr. Stephanie Kessling

Contact: Nicole Dietrich (HCESC)


The Northwest Local School District is dedicated to affording all students the knowledge and skills necessary to realize their full potential.  The district encourages and supports educational efforts for our gifted and talented population through a continuum of services:  

Grades 3-5:  ACCESS (Language Arts based) and Advanced math clusters

Grades 6-8:  ACCESS (Language Arts based) and Advanced math courses

Grades 9-12:  Honors, CCP, and Advanced Placement courses in Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies

For more information about gifted identification and services in the Northwest Local School District, please contact the Gifted Services Offices at 923-1000 ext. 3921.



What Is Gifted Education?

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."

Learn more about gifted students by viewing the link provided below:

Middle School ACCESS Program Brochure

Elementary School ACCESS Program Brochure

Gifted Testing Spring 2019 Referral Form

Gifted Tested Spring 2019 Visual and Performing Arts and Creative Thinking Referral Form