Gifted Philosophy

Children are a valuable resource. The individual and society receive maximized benefits when attributes are enhanced and developed. Gifted children and youth are a unique group, who, due to high intellectual ability, need and profit from an educational program that provides curriculum beyond that available in the normal classroom. Students benefit from a curriculum that extends their learning in depth, breadth, and complexity at an accelerated pace.

Southwest Licking Local School recognizes the responsibility to provide an educational environment in which each individual can develop character, leadership, service, and scholarship according to his/her abilities and needs.

To accomplish these goals, Southwest Licking Local Schools offer many differentiated programs. The district is committed to providing organized, diverse programs for students to offer educational experiences commensurate with the gifted students' learning abilities.

Gifted Contact Information

If you have any questions about gifted instruction, services, or identification, please contact Mrs. Paula Ball, Coordinator of Gifted Service, at or 740-927-3941. 

STEAM Camp Summer of 2019

We are very excited to offer STEAM camp to our elementary and middle school students this summer. Camp will be held June 24th - 29th from 8:30 - 12:30. The cost of camp is $40.00 and includes a daily snack and a t-shirt. Students should register for their current 2018 - 2019 grade level. 
There is still room on the waiting list. You can go to this link to get in line if a spot opens:
Camp will include tons of fun activities related to technology, problem solving projects, art projects, and exploration. It will be a great learning experience! ALL Southwest Licking Local Students are able to attend the camp. 
If you have any questions, please reach out to Paula Ball, coordinator of gifted services, at or 740-927-3941. 
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