The Mt. Lebanon School District provides for mentally gifted students using the conceptual framework of continuous progress through the district mainstream curriculum. This extensive curriculum includes options and alternatives which have been created and refined to provide opportunities for differing groups of children.
Through the challenging comprehensive curriculum, education of mentally gifted students in Mt. Lebanon supports the district mission of providing the best education possible for each and every student.
The central consideration for education of mentally gifted students is to provide these students with appropriate educational opportunities commensurate with their capabilities as learners. Opportunities are provided to enable students to explore identified areas of focus and to develop high levels of thinking through:
•Enrichment activities designed to increase the depth and/or breadth of the student's learning experiences through differentiated assignments, independent study, alternative learning projects, and higher-level instructional materials
•Acceleration to enable a student to complete the program in less time or at an earlier age than usual
•Special groupings which involve placing a student in instructional groups and classes according to significant factors such as ability, interest, achievement, or instructional purpose
•Specialized study opportunities which extend the curriculum by providing offerings that appeal to individual student interest and capabilities
Delivery of Gifted Support Services
Within a mainstream curriculum, specially designed instruction is developed through a Gifted Individualized Education Plan (GIEP). Options are designed to meet the special needs of gifted students as appropriate for each child.
Gifted Support Staff