Gifted Services

Dr. Kimberly Bracken
Gifted Services Coordinator


The Talent Development Program is responsible for the identification and service of students identified as gifted in the Ashland City Schools. Testing for gifted identification is done through grade level screening of grade five in the month of October and grade two in the spring.  Individual testing for all grade levels is offered throughout the school year. Screening for gifted identification in the Visual and Performing Arts occurs in the winter and the spring. Referral forms for gifted identification are available below on this page, at each school, or by contacting Kimberly Bracken, Gifted Coordinator at 419.289.1117 ext. 2248.


Our Mission

The Ashland City Schools Gifted Services strives to recognize and support the unique intellectual, educational and social/emotional needs of gifted children by

-Offering a curriculum and supporting and extending a district curriculum that is purposeful and rigorous, motivating and meaningful.

-Developing students’ innovative and critical thinking skills for lifelong application.

-Cultivating students’ intellectual passions and curiosities.

-Providing support to staff in inquiry-based learning opportunities and in understanding and meeting the social/emotional needs of gifted students.

ODE Gifted Update 5/5/20


Early Entrance Information

Early Entrance State of Ohio Guide

Referral for Acceleration - Subject and Whole Grade


Gifted Services

Ashland City Schools District Plan for Gifted Identification and Service

Gifted and Talent Development District Service Flowchart

Taft Service Descriptions

Early Grad Flowchart

Gifted Brochure Ashland City Schools

Honors Diploma

Ashland High School Math Flow Chart


Gifted Testing Referral

Gifted Referral Flowchart

Permission to Test   Please complete this form and return to the TDP office to schedule testing if you are a parent or guardian. Educators, please complete the gifted referral form below and get permission to test from a parent or guardian.

Gifted Referral Form  This must be complete with the signed permission to test before gifted testing.


Parent Resources

Terra Nova/Inview Scores Explained

Parent Day OAGC 2021

Parent Information on Assessment Instruments Used for Gifted Identification

What to Expect When You Are Raising A Gifted Child

Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted

National Association for Gifted Children

Ohio Association for Gifted Children


Teacher Resources

Atlas Obscura

Biology Simulations

Todd Stanley Projects and Enrichments

Physics to Go

Mensa-Writing a Screen Play


Camps and Enrichment Opportunities

2022 Summer Enrichment Opportunities

Martin Essex School

Girls in Politics

NASA Contest Opportunities

Cleveland Museum of Art Workshops

B-Wiser Science Camp


Other Resources

Teacher Online Gifted Resources


College Credit Plus


Social-Emotional and Giftedness

Twice Exceptional