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Gifted and Talented Student Services

 Gifted and Talented in West Clermont 

Ohio law requires that school districts test and identify students for gifted identification. However, the law does not require service. Although West Clermont no longer provides supplemental services by gifted intervention specialists, we strive to meet the needs of identified students by: 

Cluster grouping (K-5) 
Skills groups (K-5) 
Advanced classes (6-8) 
Honors classes (9-10)  
International Baccalaureate (11-12) 
Advanced Placement (11-12) 
Credit Flexibility (9-12) 

Acceleration in West Clermont 

The practice of educational acceleration is used to match appropriate learning opportunities with student abilities. The goals of acceleration are to adjust the pace of instruction to the student’s capabilities, provide an appropriate level of challenge, and reduce the time period necessary for students to complete traditional schooling. 


Whole-grade acceleration: the practice of assigning a student on a full-time basis to a higher grade level than is typical given the student’s age for the purpose of providing access to appropriately challenging learning opportunities.

Individual subject acceleration: the practice of assigning a student to a higher grade level than is typical given the student’s age for the purpose of providing access to appropriately challenging learning opportunities in one or more subject areas. 

Early admission to kindergarten: the practice of admitting a student to kindergarten who has not yet reached the typical age at which students are admitted to kindergarten for the purpose of providing access to appropriately challenging learning opportunities. 

Early high school graduation: the practice of facilitating completion of the high school program in fewer than four years for the purpose of providing earlier than typical access to post-secondary educational opportunities. 

Referrals for students to be evaluated and assessed should be made to the building principal. Students referred and having parental permission are tested using a variety of assessments. The assessments are reviewed by an acceleration evaluation committee to determine the most appropriate and available learning environment for the students. The committee, which includes the parent, develops a written acceleration plan for any student who is admitted early to kindergarten, offered whole-grade acceleration, or offered acceleration in one or more individual subject areas. 

Click here to view the acceleration process

Click here to view the acceleration referral form