• Gifted Education in the Bellefonte Area School District
     A parent guide to the gifted program, and to writing a meaningful and effective Gifted Individualized Education Program (GIEP)

    gieplogoThe Gifted Program at Bellefonte Area School District is a specialized program for students who have been identified as mentally gifted. The term mentally  gifted includes  a person who  has an IQ of 130 or higher, or when multiple criteria as set forth in Department Guidelines indicate gifted ability. Determination of gifted ability is not based on IQ score alone. A person with an IQ score lower than 130 may be admitted to gifted  programs when other educational criteria in the profile of the person strongly indicate gifted ability. Students may also demonstrate high level thinking skills, academic creativity, exhibit leadership skills, communication skills, foreign language aptitude, technology expertise, perform approximately two grades higher than grade level on standardized achievement tests, and/or consistently excel in the regular classroom, based on grades and/or teacher observation.

    A yearly meeting will be held with the students' parents, teachers and/or administrators to discuss the students' GIEP, academic progress, and to write new annual goals and short-term learning outcomes for the following school year.

  • What is a GIEP?

  • What does the GIEP include?

  • Who makes up the GIEP team?

  • What content is part of the GIEP?