The state of Ohio defines gifted as: " ‘Gifted’ means students who perform or show 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 the Revised Code.”

Students can be identified in one or more of the following areas:

  • Superior Cognitive
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Reading, writing or a combination of these skills
  • Social studies
  • Visual and performing arts


The term “gifted” is a singular word attempting to capture a wide-range of characteristics and issues filled with complexity.  The resources listed on this webpage are provided to bring clarity and help to various audiences.

Ohio Revised Code for Gifted Learners
Ohio Acceleration Rules