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  •  The Chersky Family Parent engagement starts at home.  It’s hard for Bill Chersky not to be involved

    The Chersky Family

    It’s hard for Bill Chersky not to be involved in his son’s education. As a teacher at Pittsburgh Obama, Bill saw his son throughout the school day. “Other teachers would text my dad about me,” admits Dylan. But even though Dylan has moved on to Pittsburgh CAPA, the Cherskys are still engaged in Dylan’s learning, especially at home

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  •  Pittsburgh SciTech students explain why we have leap years

    Pittsburgh SciTech students explain why we have leap years

    PITTSBURGH — Thursday is Feb. 29, or Leap Day. As we know, it only comes around once every four years — but what's the reason behind it? At Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy, eighth graders Ayanna Hall and Katie Hamner are working out the math explaining the science behind the mystical date of Feb. 29.

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    A Celebration of Brilliance: Dr. Mary Lee Brady-Atkins inducted into Westinghouse High School Wall of Fame

    Thursday, February 8, 2024, was a humongous day in the City of Pittsburgh, at Westinghouse High School, and in the life of Dr. Mary Lee Brady-Atkins. The oldest living descendant of Sally Hemings, who was born on May 11, 1928, and at age 95, was recognized for her “extraordinary works” and “unforgettable life” during a ceremony at her alma mater, Westinghouse.

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  • Address 1400 Crucible St, Pittsburgh, PA 15205
  • ADA Accessible Yes
  • Phone (412) 338-3820
  • District 9
  • FAX (412) 338-8665
  • Hours 9:30AM - 2:10PM


  • The Pittsburgh Gifted Center (PGC) provides specially designed instruction for students with a Gifted Individual Education Plan (GIEP) in grades K-8 who reside within the School District of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh Public School students attend the PGC one day per week. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania determines eligibility for participation and a multi-disciplinary team of professionals makes recommendations. Students and their parents participate in the development of the GIEP.


    The gifted student is challenged beyond his/her present intellectual abilities and is enriched in the arts and humanities, sciences, technology, and mathematics. These unique learning opportunities foster self-directed learning, higher-level thinking, creativity, problem solving, communication skills, and decision-making. The PGC program includes thoughtfully designed, high-interest course offerings from which students select topics to explore in depth and personalize according to their ability, strengths, and interests. In this technology- rich Center, students work as self-directed, risk- taking, problem solvers. A highly skilled teaching staff, using specially designed instruction, provides enriching and accelerated instruction based on students' strengths and interests. Multiple assessments, including rubrics, portfolios, interviews, and self-evaluations are used to assess students.


    The PGC actively develops partnerships with parents, the home schools, community organizations, and universities to effectively connect learning opportunities with practical, "real world" experiences. These relationships are essential in order to meet the challenges of the future.



    Gifted Center, located at 1400 Crucible Street, was built in . The story building a total area of 0 square feet.

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