• REACH Program

    Resources for Extending Academic and Creative Horizons

     

    The mission of the Hudson City Schools, which also encompasses the REACH Program:

     

    We provide an educational program that maximizes the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of each child in a safe, nurturing, and diverse environment.

     

     

    Gifted Parent Meeting

     

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    Hudson High School Media Center

    6:30-7:30PM

    Click here to access the meeting's presentation.

    Click here to access a video of the presentation. 


    Click here for an explanation and update on the 2016-2017 Terra Nova test results.  

    We apologize for any inconvenience the delay has caused and appreciate your patience.


     
    GIFTED SERVICES
     

    The Ohio Department of Education mandates the identification of gifted learners. It is the responsibility of each individual district to develop its own service plan. The Hudson City Schools has adopted a new tiered service model beginning with the 2017-2018 school year.

    Tier I services superior cognitive gifted learners with a Cognitive Skills Index (CSI) of 137+ OR a CSI of 132-136 and a gifted reading identification (95th percentile or higher).  These students  receive direct services in Reading/Language Arts from a Gifted Intervention Specialist in grades 3-8. This teacher serves as the teacher of record for reading in grades 3-5 and as the English teacher for these students in grades 6-8. The Gifted Intervention Specialists at the elementary levels also provide some math enrichment. The amount of this additional service varies according to the number of students being serviced.  

    Tier II services superior cognitive gifted learners with a CSI of 128-131 OR a CSI of 132-136 but no gifted reading identification.  These students are clustered together with teachers who receive ongoing professional development on the social-emotional and academic needs of gifted learners.

    Tier III services gifted learners who are identified in reading and/or math, but do not have a superior cognitive identification.  These students are also clustered together with teachers who receive ongoing professional development on the social-emotional and academic needs of gifted learners.

    There are opportunities for advanced programming in grades 9-12 through Advanced Placement courses and College Credit Plus options.

     

    GIFTED IDENTIFICATION IN OHIO

    The State of Ohio identifies in the following areas:

     
    • Superior Cognitive Ability

    Score two standard deviations above the mean minus the standard error of measurement on an intelligence test, perform at or above the 95th percentile on a basic or composite battery of a nationally normed achievement test, or attain an approved score on an above grade-level standardized, nationally normed test.

     
    • Specific Academic Ability in a Content Area

    Perform at or above the 95th percentile at the national level on a standardized achievement test of specific academic ability in that field. A child may be identified as gifted in more than one specific academic ability field.

     
    • Creative Thinking Ability

    Score one standard deviation above the mean minus the standard error of measurement on an intelligence test and attain a sufficient score, as established by the Department, on a test of creative ability or a checklist of creative behavior.

     
    • Visual or Performing Arts Ability

    Demonstrate to a trained individual through a display of work, an audition, or other performance or exhibition, superior ability in a visual or performing arts area and attain a sufficient score, as established by the Department, on a checklist of behaviors related to a specific arts area.

     

    Please note:
    In compliance with the Ohio Operating Standards, we offer assessment opportunities two times per school year, fall and winter. 
     
    The deadline to register for gifted testing for the 2017-2018 school year is
    August 1, 2017
     
    This deadline does not apply to new enrollees. 

     

     

    REACH Staff

    Nyree Wilkerson-Gifted Coordinator

    WilkersN@hudson.edu    

    330.653.1328
     
     

    Pat Armbruster (Grades 3 & 4)

    McDowell and East Woods Elementary Schools

    ArmbrusP@hudson.edu  

    330.653.1500
     
     

    Katherine Komar (Grades 4 & 5)

    East Woods Elementary School

    KomarK@hudson.edu    

    330.653.1256 x4166

    https://www.hudson.k12.oh.us/Domain/1170

     
     

    Sue Lutkus (Grades 6 & 8)

    Hudson Middle School

    LutkusS@hudson.edu    

    330.653.1316 x4047

    http://hcsdtemp.schoolwires.net/Domain/319

     
     

    Nyree Wilkerson (Grade 7)

    Hudson Middle School

    WilkersN@hudson.edu    

    330.653.1316 x4177

    http://hcsdtemp.schoolwires.net/Domain/1179

     

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