Special Programming


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.

Contact Information

Department Secretary

Phone: (614) 479-1310 | Fax: (614) 413-3921

Pupil services

Summer school

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.

Registration for Journey to Learning Summer School 2023 is now open.

Gifted education

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 learners

English Learners (EL) 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 EL program is to prepare students to successfully transition into regular classes and assist them in meeting state academic achievement standards. 

Chinese language enrichment

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!

Health services

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 services program.

District Policies