October P.A.C.E Meeting

Math Enrichment Night with Dr. Raj Shah

Discover why math is taught differently now. Challenge your child without boring workbooks. Bring your kids and have FUN with MATH! Experience the joy of play and problem solving. Leave with games and activities to use at home.

 Dr. Shah is a nationally recognized math education consultant and speaker. He is also the founder of Math Plus Academy, a local afterschool math enrichment program located in Columbus Ohio; and cofounder of The Global Math Project.  Bring the family out to learn and have fun!
Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 6:30pm-8:00pm

Ecole Kenwood Elementary School
3770 Shattuck Ave., Columbus, OH 43220



Meet Your Gifted Resource Specialist  

This will be an informal meeting with Gifted Specialists and parents. Join us for light refreshments, speak with your child’s Gifted Specialist, and connect with other families going through similar challenges in raising a gifted child. Columbus City Schools has Gifted Resource Specialists assigned to all of our school buildings, and Primary Enrichment Specialists assigned to several of our elementary buildings. Come out and meet your Specialist and see how they can help you maximize your student’s gifted learning experience. To start the meeting, Dr. Colleen Boyle, director of the Gifted and Talented Division will speak on identification and definitions of giftedness.

Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 6:30-8:00pm

Eastmoor Academy (Library)

417 S. Weyant Ave., Columbus, OH 43213


Thank you to all of our parents, speakers, school administrators and friends for your support! We had a great year – and are looking forward to what’s in store for the next.

Our next meeting will be in September 2018. Please visit our page a little closer to the fall season for more details. Enjoy your summer!

The P.A.C.E Board

May PACE Meeting

School Transitions

Elementary to Middle School, Middle to High School, on to higher education, even the transitions from one year to the next, can be hard for some of our students. Please join us at this month’s meeting for guidance in helping your students navigate these changes. Gifted professionals, school administrators, counselors, and parents will share their tips for making these transitions.

Reminder – It is election time at PACE. Next year’s officers will be elected at the May meeting. Please contact PACE if you are interested in this opportunity!

Thursday May 17th from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Columbus Spanish Immersion
3940 Karl Rd, Columbus, OH 43224

PACE Welcomes, Dr. Sandra Kelly-Schilling for April Meeting ~Discipline and the Gifted Child~

Dr. Sandra Kelly-Schilling, B.A.,M.P.A., J.D., University of Cincinnati, Head of School, for the Schilling School for Gifted Children, Cincinnati, Ohio, will speak on the topic of discipline with gifted children. The Schilling School focuses on individualized gifted education, embracing the “whole child” philosophy wherein the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual facets of a child’s development will be nurtured.

Monday, April 16, 2018 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Columbus Gifted Academy
100 W 4th Ave., Columbus, OH 43201


Social Emotional Needs and Perfectionism in the Gifted Child

Come out and join us, as we welcome Mrs. Heather K. Clark, Gifted Coordinator, Licking County Educational Service Center.  She will be speaking on the topics of social and emotional needs and perfectionism with gifted children. Her session will also be an interactive time for parents to learn some effective tools to help their gifted child, and themselves, in this area.  You don’t want to miss this one.  Hope to see you there!

Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Parsons Elementary School
3231 Lee Ellen Pl, Columbus, OH 43207


Meet Your Gifted Specialists!
Columbus City Schools has Gifted Resource Specialists assigned to all of our school buildings and Primary Enrichment Specialists assigned to many kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade classrooms. Come out and meet your Gifted Specialists and see how they can help you maximize your student’s gifted learning experience.
This will be an informal meeting with Gifted Specialists and parents. Join us for light refreshments, good discussions, and giveaways. All attendees will be entered into chances to win some great reading materials on raising gifted children this evening. Come out and join us!

Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 6:30-8:00 p.m., Berwick K-8
2595 Scottwood Road, Columbus, Ohio 43209

January 18th PACE Meeting Cancelled Tonight

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the PACE Selective Admissions meeting at Eastmoor Academy tonight has been cancelled. If interested in learning more about the Selective Admissions process, please visit the CCS (Columbus City Schools Selective Admission’s website at http://www.ccsoh.us/SelectiveAdmissions1.aspx. To learn more about the selective admissions school for which your student may be eligible, please contact the school for information or to schedule a tour. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

We will post tour dates and informational meetings held by individual selective admission schools on the PACE page to help families making these important school decisions.

PACE Selective Admissions School Fair

Several schools within the Columbus City Schools (CCS) district participate in the Selective Admissions Lottery program. This program allows gifted & talented students within our district to apply for enrollment at the most appropriate schools through a selective lottery process. Eastmoor Academy and Columbus Alternative High School (CAHS) are academic high school options. For our gifted and talented arts students, there are opportunities at the high school (Fort Hayes Arts and Academic High School), middle school [Arts Impact Middle School (AIMS)], and elementary school (Duxberry Park Arts Impact) levels. Representatives from these schools as well as Central Enrollment will be in attendance to assist you with planning and navigating the CCS selective admission process.  Hope to see you there!

Thursday, January 18, 2018 – 6:30p.m.-8:00p.m.

Eastmoor Academy – in the library, 417 S. Weyant Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43213

Summer Enrichment Program Meeting Notes and Information

**Please note that some of the programs may have upcoming deadlines; and it is encouraged to contact them soon.**

Senate Bill 216 Information: Check on OAGC.com/advocacyalerts.asp for updates regarding the SB 216, especially in regards to gifted services.

COSI: Camp COSI Summer Camp programs are open for registration in February. Topics may change, but dates are set. Scholarships will be awarded after the applications close. www.cosi.org/campin

OWjL (Ohio Wesleyan University and Junior League of Columbus: One week residential camp where students stay in the dorm and eat at the cafeteria while taking classes in university classrooms throughout the day. There are many need-based scholarships available. Registration is open now and will close in January, with results in February. The first week is June 10th for three consecutive weeks. http://owjl.owu.edu or (740) 368-3939

Martin W. Essex:  A pre-college summer experience that offers rising high school juniors and seniors  identified as gifted to spend a week at university taking courses and go to various museums and theater performances. (Exploring the arts, sciences, and humanities through a set of seminars, hands-on workshops, and field trips. This year’s dates are June 17th-23rd. Scholarships are available. www.otterbein.edu/essex or (614)823-1570

Support for Talented Students (STS): This non-profit gathers funds throughout the year to grant need based scholarships to students identified as gifted for summer programs. There is a list of encouraged academic summer programs on the website to help students pursue their passions. The application is available on the website. Scholarships are awarded to some extent on a first come, first serve basis. Check the website now and work through the application process. If you have a unique request, please ask through the application process. www.supportfortalentedstudents.org or (614) 370-1912.

OAGC/ Ohio Association for Gifted and Talented: Provides college scholarships and student activity scholarships and enrichment program scholarships throughout the year up to 75%. Go to the OAGC.com website in the beginning of February to apply. www.oagc.com or (614) 337-0386

CCS (Columbus City Schools): Publishes a list of summer opportunities each year sorted by grade band, elementary, middle, and high. They’re also sorted by topic (sciences, leadership, etc.). Last year’s list is online, it is usually updated in January, so keep an eye out. CCS will also advertise when scholarships from OAGC and STS are open so you can always check the CCS website. www.ccsoh.us

Summer Camps at the Zoo: www.columbuszoo.org or (614) 645-3488

ZOOTeen Day Camp (Grades 8-10)

Lights, Camera, Action! Creative kids will learn the tricks of the trade from Jack Hanna’s team, and have the opportunity to get up close with several of his animal ambassadors.

Art Studio Camp: Aspiring artists will experience the Zoo in a totally new and exciting way. Campers will get up close with animals as they explore various art materials, techniques and styles.

ZOO Game Designer Camp: Campers will be able to join a creative team of teens who will be exploring Zoo careers and learning how to use TaleBlazer, a game design software created by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Summer Experience Camp : (Grades 1-7)
Summer Experience gives your child the opportunity to experience the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium – getting an in-depth opportunity to learn about our natural world.

WildCamp at the Wilds: Junior Explorers, Ages 8-9; Animal Explorers, Ages 8-9; Conservation Crew, Ages 10-11; ECO Ambassadors, Ages 12-15; Adventure Camp; Ages 12-15; Dirty Wilds Jobs: A Conservation Career Camp for Teens, Ages 15-18


Thurber House: www.thurberhouse.org or (614) 464-1032 ext. 16 -*Financial Scholarships available!

Education Programs for ages ranging from, PreK to High School

PreK-1st Grade – Write ‘n Ready
Grades 2-8 – Summer Camp of week long day camp sessions; walking field trips, etc.
Grades 4-6 – Ghost/Fable Workshops (seasonal)
High School – Young Writers’ Studio
Writing Wizards: Takes place on five Saturdays from February-March
All ages: Children’s Writer-in-Residence:

Note: There are other organizations that are still in the process of planning their summer programs; and will be providing us with their information in the weeks to come. We will make this information available here on our webpage as well as our Facebook page, (www.columbuspace.org) as it becomes available.