The purpose of gifted programming in Radnor Township School District is to support the academic and social-emotional needs of gifted and advanced students by providing learning opportunities which are more in-depth and may be presented at a faster pace.
In Radnor Township School District, the Teacher of Gifted Learners (TOGL) collaborates with classroom teachers to meet the needs of gifted and high-ability students. In keeping with the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Chapter 16 regulations, a Gifted Individual Education Plan (GIEP) will be developed for students who are identified as mentally gifted. Specifically Designed Instruction for students with a GIEP is primarily provided by the teacher in the regular education classroom and the TOGL may work with gifted and high-ability students to supplement what is happening in the classroom. When a student has demonstrated the ability, above grade-level work should replace grade-level work
Our flexible model of services enables us to meet the needs of any students who demonstrate the need for academic challenge beyond the regular education curriculum whether they are identified as gifted or not.
Questions About Gifted Education?
Please direct questions about academic services for advanced learners to your child’s Teacher of Gifted Learners by email or phone.
General inquiries about Gifted Education in RTSD can be directed to Director of Student Services Jenny Le Sage or Assistant Director of Student Services Cara Miller.
- What is the Radnor gifted program?
- How does a student become labeled as "gifted"?
- What is the appropriate age for gifted evaluation?
- Should a parent request that gifted screening continue if initial screening indicates that exceptionality is unlikely?
- How often may a student be reevaluated for giftedness?
- May parents obtain testing from a private psychologist?
- What opportunities are available for students who are not identified as gifted?
- If my child was identified as gifted in another school district and transfers to RTSD will they continue as gifted?
- Where can parents get more information about Pennsylvania Chapter 16 and their rights?