Student Services oversees all aspects of the Mariemont City School District special education programming, preschool special education in conjunction with Hamilton County Educational Service Center, section 504, gifted education, student health services, student intervention, and English as a second language.
The Mariemont City School District’s adopted Child Find policy requires that all children below twenty-two (22) years of age residing within the district, who have a disability, regardless of the severity of their disability, and who are in need of special education and related services are identified, located, and evaluated in accordance with all federal regulations and state standards.
For children, birth through age two, a disability means that a child has a behavior, cognition, communication, physical development, sensory development and/or social or emotional development deficit. For children ages three through five years of age, a disability means that a child has a documented deficit in one or more of the following areas: communication skills, hearing abilities, motor functioning, social-emotional/behavior functioning or vision abilities.
For school-age students, a disability means a person having one or more conditions such as autism, developmental handicap, hearing handicap, multi-handicap, orthopedically and or other health handicap, emotional/behavior handicap, specific learning disability, traumatic brain injury or visual handicap.
If you are aware of a child who you think may have a disability, please contact Student Services at 272-7519.
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The Mariemont City School District follows the Ohio Department of Education’s definition of gifted and uses their identification criteria for the different categories of gifted. Students are tested for gifted identification through a screening or referral process depending on what grade they are in:
- Students in Grade 1: All students will be screened using the Stanford Achievement Test (SAT).
- Students in Grade 3: All students will be screened using the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT)
- Students in Grade 4: All students will be screened using the Educational Records Bureau Comprehensive Testing Program 4 (CTP4) achievement test.
Students in grades that are not screened are referred by parents or teachers. Referral forms are available in the school office. We offer a variety of enrichment options to meet the needs of the students in our district.
English Language Learners
Our English as a Second Language Program provides small-group instruction to our students who need language and cultural supports.
We have contracted preschool services through Hamilton County Educational Service Center, which is housed at Terrace Park Elementary. Special Education services are provided to those who qualify.
Our Title I program supports classroom teachers by providing small group instruction in reading for 25-30 minutes daily. The objective of the Title I Reading Program is to enhance the reading skills of students in grades K- 3.