Upper St. Clair High School

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    • Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)

      Committee Chair:  Penney Miller, gateuscptc@gmail.com

      Recent Meetings

      Informational meeting for gifted education – Nov 8, 2019

      The GATE committee hosted a meeting at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, in the Upper St. Clair Township Library multipurpose room to discuss gifted and talented education (GATE) in the Upper St. Clair School District. The assistant director of student support services, Lauren Madia, was on hand to discuss the following:

      • What is gifted?
      • Gifted education in Upper St. Clair
      • Staffing
      • The process for identifying and evaluating giftedness
      • Resources for parents

      This informational session is sponsored by the Parent Teacher Council GATE Committee. Should you have any questions about the event, please contact Penney Miller, PTC GATE chairperson, at gateuscptc@gmail.com.

      For a copy of Mrs. Madia's slides, see  GATE Presentation November 2019

      About GATE

      GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) is a committee of the Upper St. Clair PTC, whose objective is to provide information and support to parents of gifted and academically talented students in the district. This is a parent group.

      This committee will work with local PTA/PTO/PTSO units, parents, staff members and school administrators to promote understanding, provide support, and schedule programs on subjects that relate to special education needs of gifted and academically talented students as per Chapter 16 regulations.

      The committee is not designed to advocate for individual students or situations.

      The goals of the committee are to:

      • Inform Council and local PTA/PTO/PTSO units of the issues pertaining to gifted and academically talented students in the school district, state, and nation.
      • Inform parents about:
      • Chapter 16 regulations and trends relating to gifted education in Pennsylvania,
      • Gifted education resources, books, websites, conferences, etc.,
      • Opportunities for gifted children and their parents,
      • How to access services for their gifted children.
        (The committee is not designed to advocate for individual students or situations.)
      • Establish a partnership with the school district to continuously improve gifted education to meet student needs.
      • Select topics and arrange speakers each year for programs on gifted education-related issues in conjunction with the school district and TIE committee of Council.
      • Publicize the accomplishments of gifted students in the school district.

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    Last Modified on November 25, 2019