Gifted Education

Janice Kollar

Gifted Coordinator/Data Coach

Buckeye Local Schools



Part 1 - What is Gifted

Part 2 - Report Card

Part 3 - WEPS and Services

Buckeye Local Schools follows the Operating Standards for Gifted Education as set forth by the Ohio Department of Education.

Who is a “Gifted Student” in Ohio?
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 and who are identified under division (A), (B), (C), or (D) of section 3324.03 of Ohio Revised Code. Students can be identified as gifted in the areas of superior cognitive ability (general intelligence), specific academic ability (reading, math, social studies, and/or science), creative thinking ability, and visual-performing arts ability.

Please take a look at the links on this page to learn more about Buckeye’s gifted education policies as well as to find resources and enrichment activities.



Additional Information

Ohio Department of Education Resources for Parents of Gifted Children

Hoagies’s Gifted Page


The Buckeye Local School District recognizes the importance of providing all students with an appropriately rigorous curriculum. In order to do this, the district must first determine the academic levels of our students per nationally-normed assessments. The following whole-grade assessments are administered to accomplish this goal and also to identify gifted and potentially gifted students in the areas of superior cognitive ability, mathematics, reading, and creative thinking

Grade 2 the Core Iowa Assessment and CogAT

Grade 4 the Core Iowa Assessment and CogAT are administered.





Iowa Assessments

Cognitive Abilities Testing (CogAT)

Buckeye Gifted Referral Form

Buckeye Acceleration Referral Form


Parent Resource TIP Sheets from the National Association for Gifted Children