Call for Gifted Artists, Dancers, Actors, and Musicians

The Educational Service Center of Central Ohio, Gifted Department is requesting nominations for potential gifted identification in the Visual and Performing Arts areas of painting, sculpting, drawing, vocal music, instrumental music, dance, and/or drama. According to Ohio law and district policy, students in kindergarten through twelfth grades may be nominated for assessment for gifted identification. Parents, teachers, or students themselves may nominate possible candidates for evaluation. Forms are available below or on the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio’s website at All nominations must be received at the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio office by Friday, February 2, 2018.

Once nomination forms are received, the screening process will begin. Additional information will be sent to parents of nominated students mid-February. Between the months of March and April, nominated students will be evaluated using a checklist of gifted behaviors and for those who earn a qualifying score, will proceed to a demonstration of the student talent in the fine arts in May. Should you have any questions, please contact Colette Smith of the ESCCO Gifted Department at or 740-403-1486. 
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