Gifted Services

Willoughby-Eastlake School buildings are closed
Effective Monday, October 12th, All Willoughby-Eastlake students will transition to virtual learning and all buildings will remain closed until further notice.

Gifted Services

Our Mission

The Willoughby-Eastlake City School District is dedicated to creating appropriate educational challenges for all children. Gifted services, for identified students, are offered in a variety of settings and focus on improving student achievement through enrichment and opportunities for acceleration.


Willoughby-Eastlake City Schools

Gifted Testing Referral Process

2020-2021 Gifted Testing Windows

All second grade students will take the Cognitive Abilities Tests (CogAT) during the month of October.
All sixth grade students will take the Cognitive Abilities Tests (CogAT) during the month of November.

Virtual students will be contacted to sign up for face to face testing at the Board of Education.

Parents of children not currently enrolled in second or sixth grade may refer their child for gifted evaluation by completing this form. Testing will be conducted within the testing windows set below.


August 1, 2020 - October 31, 2020


January 25, 2021 - February 26, 2021


April 5, 2021 - May 14,  2021

Click HERE for more information regarding the Gifted Testing Referral Process 

                                                 Parent Referral Form                           

Click HERE to see the State of Ohio definition of a gifted student

Gifted Personnel

Alison Ciferno
Gifted Coordinator
[email protected]

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