ACADEMIC RESOURCE PROGRAM
Formal programming for the Avon Local Schools' Gifted Program begins in the third grade and continues through grade five. Identified students are served in a resource room, single-subject self-contained classes, or through an intervention specialist model. Students are identified using only nationally-normed tests that are on the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) approved list. These tests are administered either in a group or individual setting. Instruction is guided by the Written Education Plans. Service time is in compliance with state guidelines.
GRADES 3 - 5
Academic instruction that increases the breadth, depth, and pace of learning
Targeted learning goals
Higher levels of thinking
GRADES 6 - 12
As students advance in grade levels, there are honors, Advanced Placement, and College Credit Plus classes at Avon High School or Lorain County Community College.
IDENTIFICATION FOR SERVICE IN THE GIFTED PROGRAM
The district requires an IQ of 130, (+ or - 3 SME) and an achievement score of 95th percentile in reading or math. The district uses nationally-normed test data for identification.