Gifted. Talented. Asynchronous Development.
These are all terms that describe children (and adults!) that not only have high IQs but overall think differently than the average person. Being gifted isn’t the same as being smart. It encompasses a completely different outlook — not just in learning, but in being and in acting, in personality and behavior. As no single term adequately conveys the meaning of being gifted, there is no one set of qualifications that defines every gifted person. Some are gifted in a specific subject; others are gifted in multiple areas. Still others are dual exceptional, meaning they are gifted and have a learning disability.
Gifted education varies greatly by state, county, school district and even schools. As a county-wide affiliate of the state organization PAGE, Lancaster County PArtners for Gifted Education (LC PAGE) has members in school districts across the county. This gives us a unique perspective on the state of gifted education in Lancaster as well as the resources and contacts to help inform and support local parents and educators of gifted children.
We invite you to explore this website and to contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns that you do not see addressed.