Jonathan Alder would like to welcome Mrs. Angie Dickman as the new gifted intervention specialist in the 2017-18 school year. Mrs. Dickman previously taught reading and language Arts at Canaan Middle School. Mrs. Dickman provides gifted services to students at Plain City, Monroe, and Canaan.
Ohio recently updated new operating standards for educating gifted students. Jonathan Alder Local Schools goes above the beyond the minimum requirements for educating gifted students. To review the new gifted operating standards, click here
At this time, the district provides a variety of services for students who have been evaluated and identified as gifted:
- "Cluster" Services for reading in an inclusion classroom grades 3-6 (Gifted Intervention Specialist working with a General Education Teacher in a co-teaching relationship in the general education classroom)
- "Cluster" Services for math in an advanced math class grades 6-8
- Superior Cognitive small group sessions weekly grades 3-8
- Single-Subject Acceleration
- Whole-Grade Acceleration