2022-23 School Year Service Letters

CCS Gifted Families

Gifted service selection letters for next year have been mailed to families of identified gifted students in grades K through 7. If you have not yet gotten your letter or believe there may be an error in service, please reach out quickly as the deadline for returning these letters is April 8th.

Several parent information meetings are still scheduled:
March 29th
April 5th
All meetings will be held virtually via zoom from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Here are the Zoom links:

Join Zoom Meeting: March 22 & 29
Meeting ID: 824 6857 0314

Join Zoom Meeting: March 24 & April 5
Meeting ID: 853 8846 4043

In addition there is an active PACE discussion group for CCS gifted families.
Please join us!

Columbus Gifted Academy is offering evening tours for prospective families:



PACE Survey on Gifted Services for the 2020-21 School Year

With so many gifted families working to find the best choices for their children, we also ask gifted families to consider completing an informal survey about where they are starting from in terms of gifted services this year. We will use this information to help guide the meeting’s discussion. Even if you are unable to attend the discussion, we need to hear your ideas as we work together to develop effective strategies for serving our children in the coming year.

2020-21 Gifted Services PACE virtual meeting – July 21, 7pm

Columbus PACE was formed as a group of volunteer parents who wanted to help our gifted children shine. For over 20 years families have worked together to learn about gifted education and enrichment, the social and emotional development of gifted children, and advocacy for all gifted students in Columbus City Schools.

In these uncertain times, with reopening plans being discussed, Columbus PACE wants to give gifted families a chance to bring their concerns to the table so that we can work together with Columbus City Schools to provide needed support for all gifted students in the district.

Gifted families around the district all have different needs. They will need to choose different plans to best fit their work, health, safety, educational, and emotional needs. As a gifted community, we would like to brainstorm ways to provide support to all our students, regardless of the plan each family ultimately decides is best for them.

Join us to help prepare a list of questions and ideas for our gifted families to share with Columbus City Schools.

Please email pace@columbuspace.org for a link to our meeting. If you are unable to make the meeting, please feel free to share questions, concerns, and ideas prior to the meeting and we will make sure they are brought up.

Parent Night with Lisa Van Gemert, the “Gifted Guru”

Lisa Van Gemert is a grown up gifted kid, herself, along with being a parent who has successfully raised gifted kids and an educator of gifted kids. She will be speaking about the Delicate Balance of Boundaries with the Gifted.  From her website, the session is as follows:  “While gifted youth need more leeway and independence at earlier ages than do their typical learner peers, that doesn’t mean they need less parenting. Identifying and sustaining appropriate boundaries with peers, adult interaction, and even electronics can challenge the best and most dedicated of parents.  Using a metaphor of fences, learn the key ideas parents need to find and maintain suitable guidelines for their children without dampening the child’s spirits or feeling like they’ve surrendered all control to their kids.”

Monday, November 4, 2019 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Columbus Downtown High School
365 S 4th St, Columbus, Ohio 43215

October 2019 PACE Meeting

Navigating Secondary Options

Dr. Colleen Boyle, Director of the Gifted and Talented Division of Columbus City Schools will be discussing all the secondary options available to students: different school options, AP classes, College Credit Plus, IB program, VCAP, etc.
This will be a great chance to ask questions about the different programs and find out how they might fit into your student’s education plan.
Please join us to find out more about which programs will best fit your family.
Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Eastmoor Academy
417 S Weyant Ave, Columbus, OH 43213

PACE Oct Flyer 2019 – includes MORE news!