The Special Programming department provides trained expertise to meet students' needs. Students in the Gahanna-Jefferson Schools benefit from the wealth of experience offered through the district’s psychologists, counselors, speech pathologists, E.L.L. teachers, and health care professionals. Drug and alcohol education is an important part of the health curriculum in grades K-12.
In addition, the district is proactive both in securing professionals for prevention measures and in building student relationships. A district mental health consultant addresses issues of identity, mediation and diversity with the middle and high school students.
Gifted services are available for identified and
qualifying students. The district accepts referrals, screens and
identifies, or screens and reassesses students who perform or show
potential for performing at high levels of accomplishment in the tested areas.
English Language Learners (E.L.L.) is a program designed to help
ensure that children who are limited English proficient are provided the
necessary support to develop both language and core curriculum
subjects. The primary goal of the E.L.L. program is to prepare students
to successfully transition into regular classes and assist them in
meeting state academic achievement standards.
Students enrolled in the elementary E.L.L. program are assigned
to either Jefferson or Goshen Lane elementary schools. The middle
school E.L.L. program is located at Middle School West and Middle School
East. Special transportation arrangements are made to accommodate
students and parents.
GJPS is home to one of the most innovative and comprehensive 2-12
Mandarin Chinese programs in central-Ohio as well as the state.
District-wide, there are more than 450 students participating!
Each year the Gahanna-Jefferson Public School district offers a wide
variety of summer courses for students—pre-kindergarten through high
school—as part of the 'Journey To Learning' program. There are programs for intervention/remediation, enrichment, high school credit and make-up classes
The Gahanna-Jefferson Public School district is committed to provide a
healthy learning environment for our students and staff. Four
registered nurses and a full-time LPN are assigned to assume the
essential duties and responsibilities to conduct a comprehensive health