Gifted Education

Fairview School District Gifted Support Mission:

The Fairview School District is committed to developing the whole student, in academics, athletics, and the arts. The FSD Gifted Education Program reflects the district’s mission of developing and challenging our advanced learners. Enrichment, Acceleration, and a broad range of academic opportunities provide each learner with a platform to enhance their individual skills and academic goals. The FSD Gifted program facilitates an environment of innovative problem solving, critical thinking, and collaborative learning that provides a pathway to individual achievements.

Gifted Screening Process:

The Fairview School District screening process is a multi-data point rubric to assist in identifying gifted students. The FSD has Support Teams within each building that will annually review student achievements to help identify gifted students. The FSD is developing formal universal screening measures within each building. Support Team Members will be analyzing data (including grade level performance, teacher input, state standardized assessments, and benchmark assessments.) Teachers and Support Team members may refer students through a Gifted Referral Form. Parents may request for a student gifted evaluation. The Support Teams will examine the data and proceed with the proper procedures of gifted screening and reporting.

Definition of Mentally Gifted: Pennsylvania Department of Education

The State defines mentally gifted as the following:

Definition of Mentally Gifted Mentally gifted is defined as outstanding intellectual and creative ability the development of which requires specially designed programs or support services, or both, not ordinarily provided in the regular education program. (22 Pa. Code §16.1) Intellectual ability is not equated with an IQ score alone.


The following GIEP Information is from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, please see the link Below:

Gifted Individualized Education Plan (GIEP)

The Gifted Individualized Education Plan (GIEP) is the framework of a student's program and should consist of information that is useful in providing appropriate programming and support services. The GIEP is a yearly summary document that includes all curricular areas in which a gifted child is to receive education that is adapted and modified to provide opportunities to participate in acceleration or enrichment, or both, as appropriate for the student’s individual needs.


The following GIEP Information is from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, please see the Link Below:

Pennsylvania Department of Education Links

Pennsylvania State Regulations for Gifted Education:

PA Gifted Education Guidelines, visit:

PA Gifted Education Frequently Asked Questions, visit:
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