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Gifted Education

Regulations and Guidelines

Gifted Program Guidelines (PDF)

Gifted Education Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

Regional Support Network (PDF)

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.

BECs for Gifted Students

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

Gifted Education Forms
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


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
rayyoung@pa.gov | www.education.state.pa.us