Gifted Education Identification Activities

  • Special Education for Gifted Students Identification Activities

    In compliance with state law, notice is hereby given by the Northampton Area School District that the District conducts ongoing identification activities as part of its school program for the purpose of identifying students who are thought to be gifted and in need of specially designed instruction. If your child is identified by the District as possibly in need of such services, you will be notified of applicable procedures.  If you believe that your school age child may be in need of gifted services, the District offers screening and evaluation to assess the needs of your child. The assessment is offered at no cost to you. You may request screening and evaluation at anytime, whether or not your child is enrolled in the District’s public school program. Requests for evaluation and screening should be made in writing to your child’s Northampton Area School District principal or the Director of Curriculum and Instruction.

    In compliance with state law, the Northampton Area School District will provide gifted education for each gifted student which is based on the unique needs of the student, not solely on the student’s classification. The District will provide gifted education for gifted students which enables them to participate in acceleration or enrichment programs, or both, as appropriate, and to receive services according to their intellectual and academic abilities and needs.

    All information gathered about your child is subject to the confidentiality provisions contained in federal and state law. The District has policies and procedures in effect governing the collection, maintenance, destruction and disclosure to third parties of this information. For information about these policies and procedures, as well as rights of confidentiality and access to educational records, you may contact, in writing, the Assistant Superintendent or any building principal.

    For further information on the rights of parents for their gifted student, provision of services, evaluation and screening and procedures, contact:

    Curriculum and Instruction Office

    Northampton Area School District

    2014 Laubach Avenue

    Northampton, PA 18067

    610-262-7811 x20205