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
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.
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.
Nyree Wilkerson-Gifted Coordinator330.653.1328
Pat Armbruster (Grades 3 & 4)McDowell and East Woods Elementary Schools330.653.1500
Katherine Komar (Grades 4 & 5)East Woods Elementary School330.653.1256 x4166
Sue Lutkus (Grades 6 & 8)Hudson Middle School330.653.1316 x4047
Nyree Wilkerson (Grade 7)Hudson Middle School330.653.1316 x4177