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Gifted Education

Regulations and Guidelines

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.

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.

Chapter 16 Regulations 

BECs for Gifted Students
Monitoring Schedule for Gifted Education (PDF)
Gifted Individualized Education Plan (GIEP) Meeting (PDF)


Related Web Links

Regional Support Network (PDF)


If you need assistance for Gifted Education, please contact:
Dr. Shirley Curl
Bureau of Special Education
Telephone: (717) 786-6361

Gifted Education Forms

Permission to Evaluate (PDF)
Notice of Intent to Reevaluate (PDF)
Invitation to Participate in Gifted Team Meeting (PDF)
Due Process Complaint Notice (PDF)
Mediatation Request Form (PDF)
Notice of Parental Rights of Gifted Students (PDF)
Notice of Recommended Assignment (NORA) (PDF)
Notice of Recommended Assignment (NORA) - Annotated (PDF)
Gifted Individualized Education Plan (GIEP) (PDF)
Gifted Written Report (PDF)

Resources for Gifted Education
Other Related Links

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 15350
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Pennsylvanians for Education of Gifted Students - PEGS
PEGS, Inc. is a non-profit organization, a 501(c)(3) Organization, that advocates for the educational rights of Pennsylvania children enrolled in public education who are gifted. This advocacy work includes outreach to parents, teachers, and adminstrators regarding each group's obligations as described in Pennsylvania's gifted education regulations, Chapter 16. PEGS, Inc. advocates for systemic reform to ensure that the educational right of the gifted student to a free, appropriate public education based on their needs does not rely on any individual GIEP Team member, but rather is the natural by-product of both the Legislature's intent through its regulations and the Pennsylvania Department of Education's role in administering them.

For additional information, please contact:

Sally Flaherty | Chief, Division of Curriculum
Pennsylvania Department of Education - Bureau of Teaching and Learning
333 Market Street, 3rd Fl | Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Phone: 717.783.1832 | Fax: 717.783.3946 |