Parent Resources

Information for Parents of Gifted Students 2017-18

Included below are gifted program brochures, internet resources, OAGC parent resources and options for parent involvement.

CCS Gifted and Talented Services

All information related to CCS gifted services and programs can be found on the Gifted and Talented Website. Here are two quick links to program brochures - visit the website for additional information.

Gifted and Talented Brochure

Gifted and Talented Identification and Testing

Ohio Association for Gifted Children Parent Day

Consider attending the OAGC Parent Day on Sunday, October 15, 2017! See the Parent Day at the Ohio Association for Gifted Children Flyer to register. Cost is only $5.00. Connect with other parents of gifted children, attend breakout sessions and gather resources from experts in the field of gifted education. Visit OAGC Parents for more information.

PACE - Parents for Academic Challenge and Enrichment

PACE is the parent group in Columbus City Schools that advocates for the academic and social-emotional needs of gifted and talented students. They hold monthly meetings that are open to all parents in the district. Become involved with PACE and plan to attend the first meeting on September 28, 2017 - Meet the School Board Candidates. More information can be found on the PACE website at

Websites for Parents

Parenting Questions Answered

Do you have questions about underachievement? Social Issues? Organizational Skills? Sylvia Rimm Ph.D, Director of the Family Achievement Clinic in Cleveland, has a comprehensive website for parents with many articles about parenting gifted children. It's a nice website to get answers to questions on these topics and many more. Sylvia Rimm Ph.D Website

Byrdseed Parent Resources

Byrdseed is another great website find answers to parenting questions. Byrdseed is all about better understanding gifted learners and there is a page dedicated to parenting gifted children. Topics such as anxiety, intensity, motivation, etc... are covered. There is also a free mailing list that parents can join.

Parent Volunteer Opportunity

If any parents are interested in starting a chess club, please contact Beth Gasior at for resources and suggestions. CCS has a long tradition of chess in the schools and it often takes parent involvement to keep it going. The Gifted and Talented Department sponsors chess tournaments throughout the school year. Please consider volunteering!