All school districts in the state of PA are obligated, under Chapter 16, to provide for the services of gifted students. DSD presently serves identified students in grades K-12. District responsibilities include the identification of and programming support for these students in their areas of highest need but corresponding to their achievement levels and rates. The district has 2 teachers servicing our students via a combination of direct services, consultation and collaboration with regular education teachers on acceleration and extension groupings and activities. At the secondary level, students are also challenged through the selection of rigorous coursework, such as seminars and AP courses. The Gifted program is entirely funded via district dollars. All staff assigned to a student follow the student’s GIEP.
Our two gifted support teachers are:
Charity Wheeler, K-7 firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Heydt, 8-12 email@example.com