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Gifted Services

The Bowling Green School District believes in the intrinsic worth of every individual and holds that education is a vehicle by which every individual may advance toward his/her potential. Our students have the potential for outstanding accomplishments to self and society in widely varying fields. The Bowling Green School District provides differentiated activities and opportunities through which students discover and develop their unique and individual needs, interests, abilities, and talents.

Programming

Grades 3-6 Grade 7
P.A.C.E. Program (see below)  
Acceleration (see below)
Mentorships/Tutors
Counseling services
Extra Challenge English
Pre-Algebra
Visual/Performing Arts Options
Core Plus Options
Acceleration (see below)
Mentorships/Tutors
Counseling services
   
Grade 8 Grades 9-12
Algebra I
Extra Challenge English
Foreign Language: French, Spanish
Visual/Performing Arts Options
Midwest Talent Search
Core Plus Options
Acceleration (see below)
Mentorships/Tutors
Counseling services
Honors Classes
Advanced Placement Classes
Visual/Performing Arts Options
Independent Study
Correspondence Courses
Post-secondary Options
Other options (BGSU; Jr Scholars)
Acceleration (see below)
Mentorships/Tutors
Counseling services









 

P.A.C.E Program

The P.A.C.E. program serves Superior Cognitive Ability students in grades 3-6 one day a week in a resource room. This program offers a differentiated educational program especially designed to meet the learning needs of our most academically able students greater depth and complexity of concept, faster pace, time for independent study, and concentration on higher levels of thinking skills. Program Goals include student development of:

  • talents and abilities in relation to self, others, and service to society
  • research techniques and planning and organizational skills
  • various forms of communication
  • critical thinking skills
  • creative thinking skills

Criteria for Placement

Placement decisions for services in the P.A.C.E. (Providing Acceleration, Creativity & Enrichment) Classroom are based on the following criteria:

  • Student must meet ODE guidelines for gifted identification in superior cognitive thinking.
  • ODE guidelines designate a ratio of one (1) gifted intervention specialist per fifteen (15) students in a resource room setting must be maintained.
  • In the event more than fifteen (15) students at one grade level are identified with the superior cognitive ability designation, placement will be made based on descending cognitive test scores.
  • In the event of several students obtaining the same score, a matrix will be used to determine placement.
  • Every effort will be made to notify parents of placement for services prior to the start of each school year
  • Identification information for transfer students meeting ODE guidelines or students newly-identified during the school year will be reviewed and placement made on a space available basis with the following

Restrictions

• No P.A.C.E. Classroom placements will be made after the end of the first semester.
• Parents/guardians of identified student shall have a pre-conference with the appropriate gifted intervention specialist.

Acceleration

 

Acceleration, Early Entrance, Early Graduation Policy
Acceleration Process
Early Entrance Process