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The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”- Dr. Seuss

Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) in Sylvania Schools
Along with intervention for students with learning needs, the department also oversees and supports the Gifted and Talented Education Department (GATE). Currently, the GATE program services students in grades 4-8 through a challenging and rigorous curriculum geared to qualified students through intense cognitive and achievement testing.


Definition of Gifted Students: The state of Ohio defines a gifted student as one who performs or shows potential for performing at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared to others of their age, experience, or environment. For some, their learning needs are not a good match to the standard curriculum. These students are found at all grades and in many different areas. The goal of identification is to locate these students so that, when necessary, adjustments can be made in their school program in order to match their needs.

Superior Cognitive Ability

 Specific Academic


Creative Thinking


Visual or

Performing Arts Ability

When a student scores two deviations above the mean minus the standard error of measurement on an intelligence test, or scores at or above the ninety-fifth percentile on an approved composite battery of a nationally normed achievement test, or attains an approved score on an approved nationally-normed above grade level achievement test.

When a student performs at or above the ninety-fifth percentile in a specific academic ability field on an approved nationally-normed achievement test. A student may be identified in more than one academic ability field.

When a student scores one standard deviation above the mean, minus the standard error of measure, on an approved intelligence test and also attains a qualifying score on an approved checklist of creative behaviors or creativity test.

When a student demonstrates superior ability in a visual or performing arts area through a display of work, an audition, or other performance or exhibition and a qualifying score on an approved checklist of behaviors related to a specific arts area.

K-12 Program Structure
High School Advanced Placement


English Language & Composition

English Literature & Composition

 World Language

French Language

Spanish Language

 MathCalculus AB
Calculus BC


AP Research 

AP Seminar


Environmental Science


Physics 1

 Social Studies

 European History 
 United States Government & Politics
 United States History
 World History

  MusicMusic Theory
  ArtArt History
 Career TechComputer Science A

Computer Science Principles

High School Program for Honors


English 9

English 10

  World Language
Chinese III & IV
French III & IV
 German III & IV
 Spanish III & IV
  MathAlgebra II
Modern Geometry 

 Physical Science
 Science Research

 Social StudiesWorld History 
  ArtSenior Studio 2D Design
Senior Studio 3D Design
 Career TechBusiness Technology 
Computer Programming
Education & Training
Engineering Tech Prep
Financial Management
Information Technology
Medical Technology
Theatrical Performing Arts 
Visual Communications Design
Public Speaking
Theatre Workshop
Junior High GATE Services
Reading 6th
English 7th, 8th 
Math III  6th, 7th, 8th 
Algebra I 6th, 7th, 8th
World Language I
Elementary GATE Services 
5th gradeMath
Elementary Enrichment
4th grade30 minutes per week 
5th grade 60 minutes per week
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