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)

The Forest City Regional School District provides a wide array of educational experiences for students who have been found to be eligible for the district’s gifted program. The needs of each student are addressed in a Gifted Individual Education Program (GIEP). Annual goals and/or short term objectives (if appropriate) are developed in the GIEP along with specially designed instruction which will be implemented in accordance with the GIEP. 

The activities in which students in the gifted program can participate may vary from year to year. The activities may consist of but are not limited to:

  • Enrichment activities stemming from the regular education/supplemental curriculum(s)
  • Supplemental Instruction from school personnel
  • Individual or team competitions (Local, State and/or National)
  • Community Service opportunities
  • Educational field trips

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