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.
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.