Pittsburgh Gifted Center
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Gifted Center Closure 10/6/22
Due to a power outage, Pittsburgh Gifted Center is canceled Thursday, October 6, 2022.
Parent Teacher Conferences
NO SCHOOL Monday, October 10, 2022 due to Parent Teacher Conferences at Home Schools
‘What about Black history bothers you?’ Allderdice students value AP African American Studies course criticized in other states
March 28, 2023 | PPS Allderdice is one of about 60 schools nationwide that’s piloting the course, recently at the center of a curriculum debate.
Sharise Nance’s ‘S.W.A.G. Awards’ puts local social workers in the spotlight
Initially, Nance, a Pittsburgh native, wanted to be a child psychologist. After being hands-on for quite some time, she realized that the problems were systemic, and decided that she needed to work on the system at-large. Nance entered social work in 2003 at the University of Pittsburgh and found it was so broad to keep herself on her toes and to challenge herself, she started a private practice as soon as she could.
Feeding the children at Pittsburgh Public Schools
Host Heather Abraham is chatting with Curtistine Walker, the food services director of Pittsburgh Public Schools, about the Community Eligibility Provision and how it is feeding the children in Pittsburgh Public Schools. MAR 22, 2023
ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
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.
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Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
Parent School Community Council (PSCC)
Board District 9
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