Gifted and Talented Education

The gifted specialists and the Office of Instructional Program are enthusiastic about working with the identified gifted students and their families in the Kent City Schools gifted program.

In the Kent City Schools Mission Statement “students” includes each gifted student who is to be provided with appropriate learning environments and opportunities, even when the gifted student’s skills, abilities, interests, knowledge, and thought processes are more complex than expectations of the standard curriculum or of their classmates.

If you suspect that your child may be gifted in one or more areas, we invite you to contact your child’s school principal to discuss more about the referral and identification process.

The goal of your team of trained gifted specialists and leadership is to work with teachers, parents, community members, administration, and staff to provide opportunities for these children to maximize their learning experiences in the Kent City Schools, and to provide resources to encourage these children in this journey!

Use these links or the tabs above to learn more about:
The KCSD Gifted Services Grades 4-8
– Information on what it means to be “gifted”

Learn more about KCSD Gifted Services and Enrichment Opportunities:
You are encouraged to visit the page KCS Gifted Services Grades 4-8 to learn more about the gifted service opportunities available to our students.  

If your child is receiving services or enrichment, you are strongly encouraged to connect with your child’s gifted specialist or building principal for specific information regarding weekly activities. For other questions regarding this program, please contact Coordinator Karen Rumley by email or at 330-676-7620.

Thank you for your support for our gifted students and their learning opportunities.

Karen Rumley, Coordinator of Gifted Services