Gifted Education

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    Philosophy Statement
    Gifted Philosophy: Gifted education prepares every student to understand their own abilities as well as fully develop their talents in an individualized and enriching environment


    Gifted Education Curriculum Overview: LEAP, QUEST, & SAGE


    K-12 Objectives:

    • Students will develop healthy social-emotional skills and be encouraged to interact in appropriate and respectful ways with intellectual and chronological peers and teachers through social, leadership, and team-building activities-- demonstrating manners, appreciation, healthy self-esteem, and a positive attitude.
    • Students will be encouraged to meet their full potential while maintaining a balance between academics and extra-curricular activities; collaboration and healthy competition; pursuing excellent, quality products and studying for the love of learning alone. Emphasis is on learning, expression, and full self-actualization and not the perfectionistic pursuit of grades.
    • Students will develop creativity and advanced problem solving skills—consistently demonstrating higher order thinking skills and professional habits of mind.
    • Students will develop effective, creative and broad communication skills—focusing on all media.
    • Students will learn grade appropriate research and study skills.
    • Students will be guided to develop appropriate course schedules of regular education and honors courses based on present levels of educational performance, academic potential, and interests.


    Mr. Matthew Trout, Subject Area Supervisor

    Mr. Trout received an undergraduate degree from Lock Haven University, a master's degree from Penn State and a curriculum and instruction supervisory certificate from Millersville University. He supervises Health, Physical Education, Family and Consumer Science and Gifted Education at CV. He also coordinates the district's new staff induction program.



    Phone: (717)397-5231 X1025