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Discover Pittsburgh Gifted Center

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1400 Crucible Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15205

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We believe parents should not have to settle for anything less than the best for their children. Yet many in our community do not realize that there are a variety of programs and initiatives in place in the Pittsburgh Public Schools to help students reach their maximum potential. During Discover PPS Days, the Pittsburgh Public Schools invites parents and families to explore its schools and great educational programs. These tours will provide prospective families a closer look inside our schools, allowing them to engage with school leadership, teachers, and students.

The Pittsburgh Gifted Center (PGC) provides specially designed instruction for students with a Gifted Individual Education Plan (GIEP) in grades K-8 who reside within the School District of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh Public School students attend the PGC one day per week. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania determines eligibility for participation and a multi-disciplinary team of professionals makes recommendations. Students and their parents participate in the development of the GIEP.

The gifted student is challenged beyond his/her present intellectual abilities and is enriched in the arts and humanities, sciences, technology, and mathematics. These unique learning opportunities foster self-directed learning, higher-level thinking, creativity, problem-solving, communication skills, and decision-making. The PGC program includes thoughtfully designed, high-interest course offerings from which students select topics to explore in depth and personalize according to their ability, strengths, and interests. In this technology- rich Center, students work as self-directed, risk- taking, problem solvers. A highly skilled teaching staff, using specially designed instruction, provides an enriching and accelerated instruction based on students' strengths and interests. Multiple assessments, including rubrics, portfolios, interviews, and self-evaluations are used to assess students.


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