The Northgate School District is committed to meeting the needs of gifted students by ensuring that they are served through a program designed to address their individual interests and strengths.
The elementary gifted support program provides opportunities to enhance the student's individual strengths and interests with specially designed activities and enrichment experiences. In the support program, students meet weekly where hands-on activities, research, independent projects, field trips, academic and creative competitions, and higher-level thinking skills are developed to meet identified individual needs. The elementary gifted student's needs are also addressed in the regular classroom.
Middle School Program
The middle school gifted program is designed to enhance the gifted student's individual needs throughout the entire school day. Student needs in the regular education program are met through the use of advanced questioning techniques, curriculum compacting, independent study, and/or differentiated outcomes and products. Students have the opportunity to participate in enrichment workshops, seminars, contests, and competitions based on their individual strengths and needs. In addition, gifted students complete enrichment experiences through pull-out GATE classes, where they can collaborate with other gifted peers.
High School Program
The high school program is designed to offer the gifted student the opportunity to continue to develop and apply their individual skills and talents. Each student's identified needs determine the level of intervention which may range from regular educational support and differentiation, honors and advanced placement classes, to workshops, competitions, shadow studies, mentoring partnerships, and independent studies and projects. These students may receive differentiation and participate in activities the classroom cannot offer.
For more information on Northgate's Gifted Education program, please contact:
Director of Special Services
412-732-3300 Ext. 2108
412-732-3300 Ext. 1120