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Mason City Schools strives to provide a continuum of services for cognitively identified gifted students in grades 1-6 that emphasizes enriching, extending, and building upon Ohio’s learning standards, the National Association of Gifted Children standards, and may also include the development of the following:

  • critical and creative thinking skills, including the ability to use critical/reflective thinking focused on deciding what to do or believe. This includes supporting ideas with facts and/or logic, explaining relationships, information processing skills, and specifically the ability to gather, organize, analyze, and apply information

  • communication skills, specifically the ability to plan, create, and present verbal, visual, and written information in order to effectively share thoughts and ideas with others

  • self discipline and responsibility, specifically the ability to work productivity and independently as an individual, to be a positive and productive group member, and to demonstrate effective leadership skills.

Listen to the Adventures in Being Gifted Podcast!
Mason City Schools gifted education specialists Jill Hartsock and Jessica Mullen are the passionate hosts of the Adventures in Being Gifted podcase. It all began with an idea…help get parents, teachers, and other gifted people practical information to help them on their gifted adventures. Another example of how #YourStoryMatters, sit back and enjoy conversations and wisdom from a wide variety of interviews.

Adventures in Being Gifted Podcast

Gifted Services Overview by School