Gifted Program


For information about the OCDSB's Secondary Gifted Program, please click here.


1. Using your home address, please click here to use the OCDSB's School Locator to determine your child's designated secondary school.

2. Based on your child's designated school, please click here to determine your child's English and French Immersion Gifted Centre options.

The Ministry of Education currently describes the exceptionality of Giftedness as: 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. 

The OCDSB supports students with giftedness in a variety of ways including in a regular class environment or a specialized program class environment.
These students may have some of the following characteristics:

  • the mastery of new skills and concepts quickly

  • advanced vocabulary

  • superior judgment and reasoning abilities

  • strong sense of ethics and values

  • original, flexible and fluent thinking

At Bell High School, The Gifted Program allows students to experience a dynamic and rich school experience. Gifted students require differentiated learning opportunities of a depth and breadth beyond those normally provided in the regular school program to satisfy the level of educational potential indicated. Students at Bell HS have access to a wide range of academic competitions (Math, Sciences, Business.. ), experiential learning (Shad Valley, post-secondary mini enrichment), enriched Cooperative Education placements (Ottawa Hospital - The Heart Institute), and Leadership opportunities (Student Senate, Model UN ).

OCDSB General Gifted Information

Gifted Information Sheet for Parents

Still have questions? Below you will find the contact information for the Coordinator of the OCDSB Congregated Gifted Program (Grades 9 through 12) at Bell High School.

 Jenepher Harris 
Head of Special Education/Guidance


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