Gifted Services

Our teachers work with identified students in grades K-12, through service options that include differentiated instruction and cluster grouping in the regular classroom; resource room instruction; subject acceleration; grade-level acceleration; early entrance; advanced classes; post-secondary and dual-enrollment options; distance learning; and various enrichment experiences. They provide lessons and activities that are designed to enrich the regular curriculum and promote higher-level thinking skills.


Other gifted services include the following:


  • testing and identification

  • consultation with classroom teachers, parents and students

  • affiliation with gifted associations including the Ohio Association for Gifted Children and the West Central Ohio Association for Gifted Children

  • information regarding legislation that pertains to the education of gifted students in Ohio

  • scholarship opportunities


If you have questions regarding gifted education and/or services provided through our gifted program, please contact Dena Shepard, Director of Curriculum & Instruction, at dshepard@newlebanonschools.org or at (937) 687-1301 x483.


Gifted Services Resources and Links

Assessment Instruments Used for Gifted Identification Trifold

District Plan for the Identification of and Services for Students who are Gifted Trifold

Hoagies' Gifted Education Page

Parenting Highly Capable Children

Policy and Plan for the Identification and Service of Children who are Gifted