The Pottstown School District believes that all children require and deserve opportunities to realize their intellectual potential according to their individual abilities and needs. Within each classroom, the district delivers a rigorous academic program utilizing basic instruction, grouping patterns and enrichment, and/or acceleration where appropriate to provide children with challenges that correspond to their demonstrated pace and level of learning. Students who are evaluated and determined to be eligible as gifted are invited to participate in specialized programming, interacting with students of similar abilities. Gifted services are also offered through small group and “push-in” instruction designed to promote enrichment within each general education classroom. Opportunities are provided to develop skills in leadership, problem-solving, divergent and higher order thinking, group dynamics and organization, in addition to those opportunities provided within the regular education classroom. This philosophy will be reflected in an environment that is sensitive to individual interests and social and emotional needs.
Determination of student eligibility for gifted services is made following state regulations, which require consideration of multiple criteria. Requests for further information or to have your child considered for gifted eligibility should be directed to the school psychologist.