• Gifted Education
    The Hazleton Area School District offers a variety of options for gifted learners. The focus is on developing the unique abilities of all students. The Gifted Support Program enriches and augments the regular curriculum in order to meet the educational needs of academically gifted students. Differentiation of instruction occurs routinely in the regular classroom, along with opportunities for pullout for identified students. The gifted education staff meets with identified students and also with regular education staff.
    Pennsylvania law defines "gifted" as:
    Outstanding intellectual and creative ability the development of which requires special services and programs not ordinarily in the regular education program. This term includes a person who has an IQ of 130 or higher and when multiple criteria as set forth in the Department Guidelines indicate gifted ability . Determination of gifted ability will not be based on IQ score alone. A person with an IQ score lower than 130 may be admitted to the gifted programs when other educational criteria in the profile of the person strongly indicate gifted ability. Determination of mentally gifted shall include a full assessment and comprehensive report by public school psychologist specifying the nature and degree of the ability.
    22Pa. Code 342.1
    Gifted Organizations:
    Hazleton Area High School Gifted Class
    HASD Elementary School Gifted Services