The Allegheny Valley School District makes every effort to identify gifted students and to provide these pupils with free, appropriate, and public education. The District has developed a program for these intellectually gifted students, which is an essential part of the total education program.
The Gifted Education Program provides enrichment and acceleration options to the curriculum. In the elementary program, I.E.P. goals are reached by concentrating on development of gifted behaviors. The secondary program takes this development a step further concentrating on Advanced Placement classes, enrichment experiences, and acceleration in one or more academic disciplines. Both programs include many varied classes and activities to help students reach their full potential.
Evaluation for the Gifted Education Program is held year round at all three schools in the District. Parents must give prior written permission for an intelligence evaluation. It is important to note that parents have a right to be part of the evaluation process by providing any information that shall be considered in determining the student’s educational strengths. A written educational report is prepared summarizing the results of testing. All test results are held in strict confidence and will be shared with only parents and appropriate school personnel. For more information contact Ms. Susan Mellon, GATE Coordinator at 724-274-8100 or the child’s building principal