• Welcome to Gifted Services


    Gifted Coodinator                                          Gifted Intervention Specialist Grades 3-5:

    Natisha Wilson                                               Carmella Lammers

    nwilson@tippcity.k12.oh.us                          Gifted Intervention Specialist Grades 6-8: 
    937-667-8454 ext 2572                                    Cassie Schoch                                     

    Dr. Gretta Kumpf, Superintendent

    End of Year WEP reports for students in grades 9-12 are available upon request 

                                               Program Vision

    All children will have the opportunity to develop their full educational, emotional and social potential.


    What does the term "gifted" mean?

    According to the Ohio Department of Education, "gifted" means students who perform or show potential for performing at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared to others of their age, experience, or environment.


    How are gifted students identified?

    1)    Screening

    a)    Students are screened for Superior Cognitive Ability in the spring of 2nd grade. Students who receive a score of 128 or higher are identified. Students who receive a score of 125-127 will be further tested.

    b)    Students are screened for Specific Academic Ability in the fall of 5th grade. Students with a composite score in the 95th percentile or higher are identified. Students with a composite score in the 93rd or 94th percentiles will be further tested.

    c)    Students are screened for High Creative Ability in the 5th grade.


    2)      Referral - Students may be referred for testing by teachers and parents.


    How are gifted students served?

    • Most of our gifted students are served in the regular classroom through differentiation strategies, supported by the district's Gifted Services.
    • Identified students in grades 3-5 receive small group instruction from the Gifted Intervention Specialist.
    • Students in grades 6-8 who are identified with Superior Cognitive Abilities are grouped together for Reading/ELA. We also offer an accelerated math program for students who meet all criteria*
    • Identified students in grades 9-12 are offered accelerated, honors, and AP classes.

    The Gifted Lending Library is housed at the Gifted Services Office at Tippecanoe Middle School. Some interesting selections for parents include:


    The Survival Guide for Parents of Gifted Kids by Sally Yahnke Walker

    Smart Boys by Barbara A. Kerr and Sanford J. Cohn

    Smart Girls by Barbara A. Kerr

    Bright Minds, Poor Grades by Michael D. Whitley

    Keys to Parenting the Gifted Child by Sylvia B. Rimm

    Excellent Video for Parents of Gifted Children: 
     Parent Night Presentation 2016
    Gifted Education Opportunities: 
    The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation (JKCF) offers scholarship opportunities
    to high school seniors and middle school 7th graders. The Young Scholars application will accept applications
    from 7th graders in February 2017.

    For those interested in applying for the College Scholarship or anyone
    with questions can visit www.jkcf.org/CTD-college and/or contact Tammie
    Stewart directly:

    Tammie Stewart, MSC
    Manager Community Outreach
    Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholars Program-Midwest Region
    Center for Talent Development
    Northwestern University
    847-467-4283 (fax)

    OAGC Scholarships

Last Modified on June 1, 2017