Shaker Heights Schools is committed to challenging and supporting all students so that they may reach their full potential. This includes providing opportunities for educational enrichment and acceleration to match learning opportunities with students’ abilities.
As a leader in education excellence, Shaker Heights Schools is one of only eight districts across the nation to provide the International Baccalaureate Programme to students in grades PreK-12. This distinction underscores our vision to be the first choice school district for all students, both locally and around the globe. The rigorous International Baccalaureate Programme gives Shaker students a competitive advantage in this increasingly global economy. Learn more about the Shaker Experience in Measuring What Matters and view our Grades 7-12 course offerings in the Academic Planning Guide.
Shaker Schools offers an enrichment resource program in grades K-4 at all five elementary schools and advanced offerings in grades 5-12. The District’s acceleration policy includes whole-grade acceleration, individual subject acceleration, early admission to kindergarten and early high school graduation.
Learn more about the State's revised operating standards for identifying and serving students who are gifted.