Millersburg Gifted Education
Elementary Gifted Teacher: Mrs. Dawn Hoffman firstname.lastname@example.org
Middle School and High School Gifted Teacher: Mrs. Ashley Zimmerman email@example.com
Middle school gifted students are currently working on an Exploravision project. To learn more about Exploravision visit exploravision.org.
By law, the district must provide mentally gifted programs at all grade levels. The primary emphasis is on enrichment and acceleration of the regular education curriculum. This approach permits such specialized instructional strategies as tiered assignments, curriculum compacting, flexible grouping, learning stations, independent projects and independent contracts. Students identified as gifted attending the High School have access to honors and advanced placement courses, and dual enrollment with local colleges. The referral process for a gifted evaluation can be initiated by teachers or parents by contacting the student’s building principal and requesting an evaluation. All requests must be made in writing. To be eligible for mentally gifted programs in Pennsylvania, a student must have a cognitive ability of at least 130 as measured on a standardized ability test by a certified school psychologist. Other factors that indicate giftedness will also be considered for eligibility. If you feel your child is gifted, feel free to contact one of the gifted teachers above for more information.