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					                WELCOME TO LISGAR COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE
                              ** GIFTED PROGRAM ADMISSIONS **

HOW CAN I ENTER THE GIFTED PROGRAM AT LISGAR?

To find out if you live within the Lisgar Gifted Program boundary, go to the OCDSB website:
www.ocdsb.ca and click on the “School Locator” icon. (Note that if you use the “School Locator” icon,
the high school name shown is your “HOME high school”). You may also contact the OCDSB’s
Boundaries Office at 613-596-8780 and state your name, telephone number, address, grade and
program information, and they will call you back with the answer.

Students currently registered in an OCDSB school

   •   If your “HOME high school” is Nepean High School, Glebe Collegiate, Rideau High School or
       Lisgar Collegiate, AND you have been IPRC’d as “Gifted” in the OCDSB school board, simply
       fill out the “Lisgar Collegiate Institute Student Registration Form” available at your elementary
       school. You do not need to complete a transfer application.

   •   If your “HOME high school” is NOT Nepean High School, Glebe Collegiate, Rideau High
       School or Lisgar Collegiate, AND you have been IPRC’d as “Gifted” in the OCDSB school
       board, you must submit a completed transfer application to Lisgar to enter Lisgar’s Gifted
       Program. The transfer process is an online process and details will be outlined on Lisgar’s
       website at lisgar.ca by the end of January, 2009.

   •   If your “HOME high school” is NOT Nepean High School, Glebe Collegiate, Rideau High
       School or Lisgar Collegiate, AND you have NOT been IPRC’d as “Gifted” in the OCDSB
       school board, you must submit a completed transfer application to Lisgar to enter Lisgar’s
       Gifted Program. The transfer process is an online process and details will be outlined on
       Lisgar’s website at lisgar.ca by the end of January, 2009. If you receive a transfer spot, you
       will need to be IPRC’d as “Gifted” in the OCDSB school board. Ask your current elementary
       school to complete the “Gifted” identification process. This process must be done through your
       current school.

Students NOT currently registered in an OCDSB school

   •   If your “HOME OCDSB high school” is Nepean High School, Glebe Collegiate, Rideau High
       School or Lisgar Collegiate, you must submit an application package for Lisgar’s Gifted
       Program. This package is available on Lisgar’s website, www.lisgar.ca. Look for “Gifted
       Program Admissions”. You must also submit the “Lisgar Collegiate Institute Student
       Registration Form”. You may obtain this form from Lisgar’s main office.

   •   If your “HOME OCDSB high school” is NOT Nepean High School, Glebe Collegiate, Rideau
       High School or Lisgar Collegiate, you must submit a completed transfer application to Lisgar to
       enter Lisgar’s Gifted Program. The transfer process is an online process and details will be
       outlined on Lisgar’s website at lisgar.ca by the end of January, 2009. If you receive a transfer
       spot, you will need to be IPRC’d as “Gifted” in the OCDSB school board. To do this, you must
       also submit an application package for Lisgar’s Gifted Program. This package is available on
       Lisgar’s website under “Gifted Program Admissions”.
Lisgar’s Gifted Program Application Process


1. The following must be submitted as part of the application package.
□ CCAT or WISC IV Cognitive Skills test results.
Note: Other tests judged to be equivalent by the OCDSB may be considered. (Testing is
available through a registered Psychologist.) If a student has not scored within the top 2%
on at least 2 of the 3 scales of either test, then the results of a CAT/3 Reading and/or Math
Comprehension test will also be required. Please include copies of any psychological
testing or other standardized testing (eg. CAT/2 or CAT/3) done over all years of the
student’s schooling.

□ Student Profile Forms (GF5) completed by School Personnel and mailed directly to
  Lisgar Collegiate.

□ Parent/Guardian Information Form (GF20).
□ Final report cards for previous 2 years and most recent report card for current year.
□ IEP (Individual Education Plan) and the IPRC Determination Record if applicable.
□ Home mailing address.
Please mail the application package to: Lisgar Collegiate Institute
                                          Gifted Program Co-ordinator
                                          29 Lisgar Street
                                          Ottawa, Ontario
                                          K2P 0B9
                                          Canada

2. The In-School Team will review the Gifted application package and contact
   Parents/Guardians with a decision.
3. If a student qualifies for Lisgar's Gifted Program, a registration appointment must be
   booked with a Vice-Principal. The following documents are necessary for registration.
   a) proof of address (copy of Lease or Agreement of Purchase) AND at least 2 other
      forms of I.D. with address (hydro bill, tax receipt, phone bill, or credit card bill)
   b) last report card and official transcript from previous school.
   c) Canadian Birth Certificate or Canadian Passport or Landed Immigrant documentation
   d) Immunization record if coming from outside Ottawa-Carleton district (not
       essential for registration process, but needed by end of September) For more
       information, call the Immunization Line at (613)724-4108.




                            I:drive/Staff/SpecEd/Gifted Package Handout/Gifted Program Application 2006.doc
                        Ottawa-Carleton District School Board
                                           Grades 4 - 12
                               Gifted Screening and Identification
                                             Glossary

Canadian Cognitive Abilities Test (CCAT):
      A group intelligence test which is used to measure a student’s general intellectual ability in the
      areas of verbal, nonverbal and quantitative performance.

Canadian Achievement Test (CAT/3) – Reading Comprehension Score And Mathematics Sub
      Test Score:
       A group test of achievement which is used to measure a student’s reading comprehension
      and/or Mathematics level.

Giftedness:
       “An unusually advanced degree of general intellectual ability that requires differentiated
       learning experiences of a depth and breadth beyond those normally provided in the regular
       school program to satisfy the level of educational potential indicated.” (OCDSB Special
       Education Plan, which may be accessed at www. ocdsb.ca)

Identification, Placement and Review Committee (IPRC) Regulation 181:
        A committee which determines whether or not a student is an exceptional pupil (as defined in
        law), and what Special Education placement would best meet the student’s needs
        NOTE: For further information please refer to the brochure Special Education/Student
        Services Parent Guide which is available at www.ocdsb.ca.

Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 1999:
      An act which guarantees the management and safekeeping of personal information gathered
      on a student; the information is only to be used for purposes such as personal educational
      program management, the provision of various educational services or administrative
      maintenance of the files.

In-School Team:
       A school-based committee which manages the process of the screening of children to be
       recommended for consideration by the school-based IPRC for gifted identification; it is the
       responsibility of the principal to determine the composition of this committee.

Parent/Guardian Information Form:
       A checklist, containing 26 statements about a child’s characteristics and behaviour, which is
       completed by Parent/Guardians of students who have met the minimum requirements on the
       CCAT.

Student Profile Form:
       A checklist completed by School Personnel/teacher(s) which contains 16 statements about
       students’ characteristics and behaviour.

Student Interview Form: (where required)
       An individual student interview conducted by staff in order to assess a student’s interests,
       products, characteristics, and motivation.

Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children Test (WISC IV):
      An individual intelligence test which is used to measure a student’s general intellectual ability
      in the areas of verbal, nonverbal, and quantitative performance.
                                                                                                                            GF 20
                                             Grade 4 - 12
                                    Parent/Guardian Information Form
        Student's Name:
        School/Grade:

        In relation to the typical child in your neighborhood, please check the items which best describe your
        child.




                                                                                                          Compares with a




                                                                                                                                             characteristic to
                                                                                                                            more than the




                                                                                                                                             a high degree
                                                                        characteristic

                                                                                         characteristic




                                                                                                                            characteristic
                                                                                         typical child

                                                                                                          typical child




                                                                                                                            typical child
                                                                                         less than the
                                                                        Lacks this

                                                                                         Has this




                                                                                                                            Has this




                                                                                                                                             Has this
Has advanced vocabulary; expresses himself or herself fluently and
clearly.
Masters basic skills and new ideas quickly.
Wants to know how things work.
Is an avid reader.
Puts unrelated ideas together in new and different ways.
Asks reasons why – questions almost everything, displays curiosity.
Likes mature activities and enjoys discussing ideas with adults.
Enjoys debating and intellectual discussions.
Displays unusual sensitivity to the expectations and feelings of
others.
Has a keen sense of humour.
Knows a lot of information about a variety of topics.
Tends to dominate others if given the chance.
Is persistent – sticks to the task.
Has good physical co-ordination and body control.
Is independent and self-sufficient.
Appreciates structure and order (e.g., number systems, clocks,
calendars, calculators, computers).
Has a wide range of interests.
Can sustain his/her attention span to allow him/her to persevere in
problem solving and/or areas of interest.
Shows initiative and/or leadership skills.
Seeks his or her own unique and unusual answers and solutions to
problems.
Demonstrates concern for the future and/or world problems.
Is able to follow complex directions.
Is prepared to take some social risks.
Enjoys touching and manipulating objects to learn more about them.
Enjoys complex games.
Sets high goals for himself or herself.
                                                                                                                             … cont’d
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION                                                                 GF20(cont’d)

1   Does your child have siblings?                                       Yes/No
    If yes, what are their ages? _________________________________________

2   Did your child read before he or she went to school?                            Yes/No
    If the answer is yes, did your child teach himself or herself to read?          Yes/No

3   What books has your child read recently and enjoyed?




4   In which out-of-school activities does your child participate?




5   What are your child’s special interests or hobbies?




6   Please comment, where they apply to your child on any of the following: (Attach additional notes
    if necessary.)
                                       • Unusual accomplishments (present or past)
                                       • Special talents
                                       • Special opportunities
                                       • Relationships with others
                                       • Preferred activities when alone
                                       • Expression of interest or boredom
                                       • Special problems and needs




             Parent/Guardian(s)’ Signature                                   Date
Return to:
Lisgar Collegiate Institute
Gifted Program Co-ordinator
                                                                                                            ENGLISH
29 Lisgar Street
Ottawa, Ontario  Student Profile Form for Potential Candidates for Gifted Programs GF5
K2P 0B9
Canada                                 (These forms to be completed by School Personnel)
              Student Name:
                                                                               ___/___/___/     M     F
                              (Last)                            (First)       YY / MM / DD
                                                                                Birthdate

                                         School                             Grade          English     French
                                                                                                     Immersion
              Ministry definition of Giftedness: “...An unusually advanced degree of general intellectual ability that
              requires a differentiated learning experience of a depth and breadth beyond those normally provided in
              the regular school program to satisfy the level of educational potential indicated”.
   BASED ON YOUR EXPERIENCE, WHAT ARE     BELOW                            AVERAGE ADVANCED UNUSUALLY
   YOUR OBSERVATIONS CONCERNING THIS     AVERAGE                              (√)     (√)   ADVANCED
   STUDENT’S ABILITY TO DEMONSTRATE THAT    (√)                                                 (√)
   HE/SHE:
                                                      COGNITIVE ABILITIES
   Verbally expresses ideas fluently and accurately
   Expresses ideas in written form
   Reads with ease and understanding
   Works with mathematical concepts/problem solving
   Can think logically, draw conclusions, make
   generalizations and transfer concepts to new situations
                                                INTELLECTUAL CURIOSITY
   Enjoys intellectual activities and challenging ideas
   Sees unusual and diverse relationships
   Has a questioning and curious interest in things
   Has a wide range of interests
   Finds various ways of solving problems, is creative,
   shows original thinking
                                             MOTIVATION AND WORK HABITS
   Concentrates over extended period of time
   Is self-directed and independent when pursuing own
   interests
   Is efficient and goal-oriented on assigned tasks
                                                      AFFECTIVE CAPACITY
   Relates positively with others, works cooperatively
   Displays leadership
   Displays evidence of positive self-concept

   Additional comments are very helpful:



   Name of teacher(s) completing Student Profile:
   Date:
Return to:
Lisgar Collegiate Institute
                                                                                                 GEOGRAPHY/HISTORY
Gifted Program Co-ordinator
29 Lisgar Street
Ottawa, Ontario      Student Profile Form for Potential Candidates for Gifted Programs GF5
K2P 0B9
Canada                                    (These forms to be completed by School Personnel)
                 Student Name:
                                                                                  ___/___/___/     M     F
                                 (Last)                            (First)       YY / MM / DD
                                                                                   Birthdate

                                            School                             Grade          English     French
                                                                                                        Immersion
                 Ministry definition of Giftedness: “...An unusually advanced degree of general intellectual ability that
                 requires a differentiated learning experience of a depth and breadth beyond those normally provided in
                 the regular school program to satisfy the level of educational potential indicated”.
      BASED ON YOUR EXPERIENCE, WHAT ARE     BELOW                            AVERAGE ADVANCED UNUSUALLY
      YOUR OBSERVATIONS CONCERNING THIS     AVERAGE                              (√)     (√)   ADVANCED
      STUDENT’S ABILITY TO DEMONSTRATE THAT    (√)                                                 (√)
      HE/SHE:
                                                         COGNITIVE ABILITIES
      Verbally expresses ideas fluently and accurately
      Expresses ideas in written form
      Reads with ease and understanding
      Works with mathematical concepts/problem solving
      Can think logically, draw conclusions, make
      generalizations and transfer concepts to new situations
                                                   INTELLECTUAL CURIOSITY
      Enjoys intellectual activities and challenging ideas
      Sees unusual and diverse relationships
      Has a questioning and curious interest in things
      Has a wide range of interests
      Finds various ways of solving problems, is creative,
      shows original thinking
                                                MOTIVATION AND WORK HABITS
      Concentrates over extended period of time
      Is self-directed and independent when pursuing own
      interests
      Is efficient and goal-oriented on assigned tasks
                                                         AFFECTIVE CAPACITY
      Relates positively with others, works cooperatively
      Displays leadership
      Displays evidence of positive self-concept

      Additional comments are very helpful:



      Name of teacher(s) completing Student Profile:
      Date:
Return to:
Lisgar Collegiate Institute
Gifted Program Co-ordinator
                                                                                                                 MATH
29 Lisgar Street
Ottawa, Ontario  Student Profile Form for Potential Candidates for Gifted Programs GF5
K2P 0B9
Canada                                 (These forms to be completed by School Personnel)
              Student Name:
                                                                               ___/___/___/     M     F
                              (Last)                            (First)       YY / MM / DD
                                                                                Birthdate

                                         School                             Grade          English     French
                                                                                                     Immersion
              Ministry definition of Giftedness: “...An unusually advanced degree of general intellectual ability that
              requires a differentiated learning experience of a depth and breadth beyond those normally provided in
              the regular school program to satisfy the level of educational potential indicated”.
   BASED ON YOUR EXPERIENCE, WHAT ARE     BELOW                            AVERAGE ADVANCED UNUSUALLY
   YOUR OBSERVATIONS CONCERNING THIS     AVERAGE                              (√)     (√)   ADVANCED
   STUDENT’S ABILITY TO DEMONSTRATE THAT    (√)                                                 (√)
   HE/SHE:
                                                      COGNITIVE ABILITIES
   Verbally expresses ideas fluently and accurately
   Expresses ideas in written form
   Reads with ease and understanding
   Works with mathematical concepts/problem solving
   Can think logically, draw conclusions, make
   generalizations and transfer concepts to new situations
                                                INTELLECTUAL CURIOSITY
   Enjoys intellectual activities and challenging ideas
   Sees unusual and diverse relationships
   Has a questioning and curious interest in things
   Has a wide range of interests
   Finds various ways of solving problems, is creative,
   shows original thinking
                                             MOTIVATION AND WORK HABITS
   Concentrates over extended period of time
   Is self-directed and independent when pursuing own
   interests
   Is efficient and goal-oriented on assigned tasks
                                                      AFFECTIVE CAPACITY
   Relates positively with others, works cooperatively
   Displays leadership
   Displays evidence of positive self-concept

   Additional comments are very helpful:



   Name of teacher(s) completing Student Profile:
   Date:
Return to:
Lisgar Collegiate Institute
Gifted Program Co-ordinator
                                                                                                                 SCIENCE
29 Lisgar Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K2P 0B9            Student Profile Form for Potential Candidates for Gifted Programs GF5
Canada                                    (These forms to be completed by School Personnel)
                 Student Name:
                                                                                  ___/___/___/     M     F
                                 (Last)                            (First)       YY / MM / DD
                                                                                   Birthdate

                                            School                             Grade          English     French
                                                                                                        Immersion
                 Ministry definition of Giftedness: “...An unusually advanced degree of general intellectual ability that
                 requires a differentiated learning experience of a depth and breadth beyond those normally provided in
                 the regular school program to satisfy the level of educational potential indicated”.
      BASED ON YOUR EXPERIENCE, WHAT ARE     BELOW                            AVERAGE ADVANCED UNUSUALLY
      YOUR OBSERVATIONS CONCERNING THIS     AVERAGE                              (√)     (√)   ADVANCED
      STUDENT’S ABILITY TO DEMONSTRATE THAT    (√)                                                 (√)
      HE/SHE:
                                                         COGNITIVE ABILITIES
      Verbally expresses ideas fluently and accurately
      Expresses ideas in written form
      Reads with ease and understanding
      Works with mathematical concepts/problem solving
      Can think logically, draw conclusions, make
      generalizations and transfer concepts to new situations
                                                     INTELLECTUAL CURIOSITY
      Enjoys intellectual activities and challenging ideas
      Sees unusual and diverse relationships
      Has a questioning and curious interest in things
      Has a wide range of interests
      Finds various ways of solving problems, is creative,
      shows original thinking
                                                MOTIVATION AND WORK HABITS
      Concentrates over extended period of time
      Is self-directed and independent when pursuing own
      interests
      Is efficient and goal-oriented on assigned tasks
                                                         AFFECTIVE CAPACITY
      Relates positively with others, works cooperatively
      Displays leadership
      Displays evidence of positive self-concept

      Additional comments are very helpful:



      Name of teacher(s) completing Student Profile:
      Date:

				
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