Gifted Services

“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 and who are identified under division (A), (B), (C), or (D) of section 3324.03 of the Ohio Revised Code. 

Antwerp Local School conducts whole grade screening and accepts referrals, screens and identifies, or screens and reassesses students who perform or show potential for performing at high levels of accomplishment in the areas of superior cognitive ability, specific academic ability, creative thinking ability, and/or visual and/or performing arts. The district must follow policy and procedures established in Ohio Administrative Code 3301-51-15.  These rules specify that assessment instruments must come from the list approved by the Ohio Department of Education.  All assessments are selected and administered by qualified personnel, taking into account the diverse needs of all our students, and in conformance with the Code of Fair Testing Practices in Education (available upon request).

Read more from Antwerp Local School's Policy and Plan for the Identification and Service of Children Who Are Gifted.

Model Acceleration Policy


The Ohio Association for Gifted Children (OAGC) sponsors the following scholarships:

Student Scholarship: K-12 Ohio students for special activities that extend their special talent/interest areas.

College Scholarships:  For any student who is about to enroll in his/her first year of college and/or a student currently enrolled full time in an undergraduate program of an Ohio college.

Distinguished Student Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded annually by OAGC for students currently in grades 3-6 and covers the areas of academics, arts, athletics, and leadership. The Ohio nominee will be recognized, along with his/her family, at the OAGC Fall Conference.
Mrs. Ashley Shepherd
Director of Gifted Services

Mrs. Sara Schaper
Gifted Education Teacher
(419) 258-5421 ext. 2230
[email protected]