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Gifted Education

The Duquesne City School District adheres to mandates from the Pennsylvania Department of Education regarding Gifted Education. Gifted education is provided to children who meet the criteria described in Pennsylvania School Law and district policy, and need instruction beyond the regular education curricula. Opportunities include enrichment, acceleration, and advanced coursework.

An evaluation process is used to identify those students who are in need of specialized gifted support services. When a student meets the criteria, a Gifted Individualized Education Plan (GIEP) is developed and a Notice of Recommended Assignment (NORA) is presented for parental approval of the program.


No one has yet fully realized the wealth of sympathy, kindness, and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
-- Emma Golmam