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Gifted Education

Gifted Program Guidelines (PDF)

Gifted Education Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

Regional Support Network (PDF)

Gifted education is the shared responsibility of the Bureau of Special Education and the Bureau of Teaching and Learning Support. The integrated approach commits both Bureaus to providing support for Chapter 16.

Title 22 Education, Chapter 16: Special Education for Gifted Students regulations, the Parent Guide to Gifted Education, the Basic Education Circular Special Education for Gifted Students and the Gifted Guidelines reflect Pennsylvania's commitment to gifted students as "children with exceptionalities" and therefore in need of specially designed instruction.

Basic Education Circular (BECs) for Gifted Students

If you need assistance for Gifted Education, please contact:

Dr. Shirley Curl
Gifted Education Advisor
Bureau of Special Education
Phone: (717) 786-6361


Ray Young
Division Chief
Bureau of Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction
Phone: (717) 783-6633

Gifted Education Forms
Curriculum Resources to Support Gifted Education
Additional Resources for Parents

The Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education - PAGE
The mission of Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education (PAGE) is to advocate for mentally gifted children by working with parents, teachers, administrators, policy makers, and the community to meet the diverse needs of gifted learners.

Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education (PAGE)
PAGE Helpline 888-736-6443
PAGE, Inc.
P.O. Box 312 
Northampton, PA  18067 

For additional information, please contact:

Ray Young | Chief, Division of Assessment
Pennsylvania Department of Education - Bureau of Assessment and Accountability
333 Market Street, 9th Floor | Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Phone: 717.214.4394 | Fax: 717.783.6642 |