Gifted services in the Washington Local School district are offered in grades 2-8.
To qualify for elementary gifted services in Washington Local Schools the requirements are:
- A superior cognitive score (two standard deviations above the mean minus the standard error of measure) OR
- At or above the 95th percentile on a nationally normed achievement test in reading AND math OR
- A superior cognitive score of 120 or higher AND a 95% in reading OR 95% in math OR
- A superior cognitive score of 120 or higher AND a creative thinking identification
LEAP (Learning Experiences Activities Projects) is a pull-out program for grades 2-6. LEAP meets in two resource rooms at Greenwood Elementary. Junior high gifted services for grades 7-8 are: LEAP Reading/Language Arts, Advanced/Gifted Math, and Gifted Learning Literacy (an elective exploring study skills, learning styles, and career options).
Students may also qualify for early entrance to kindergarten, whole grade and/or subject acceleration. All students who receive services have a Written Education Plan (WEP) and/or a Written Acceleration Plan (WAP).
At Whitmer High School, the district provides services to students by offering honors and advanced placement courses. College Credit Plus is offered to students beginning in grade 7, and allows students to take college classes while in junior/high school.
If you have further questions concerning WLS Gifted Services, please contact the gifted coordinator.