Gifted Education Mission Statement: The mission of the York County School Division Gifted Program is to maximize the development of the intellectually gifted learner by providing an atmosphere that promotes intellectual challenge. The program is designed to foster self-directed, life-long learning by encouraging exploration, inquiry, in-depth study, and reflective thinking.
Division Statement of Philosophy for Gifted Education The York County School Division is committed to a rigorous and innovative instructional program that fosters the highest level of excellence and recognizes the right of each student to receive intellectual challenge appropriate for his/her capabilities. The Division provides differentiated instructional services for intellectually gifted students from a variety of social, economic, and cultural backgrounds. These programs, designed to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of gifted learners from kindergarten through twelfth grade, allow students to develop more fully and appreciate their abilities and talents. In addition, these programs encourage students to make meaningful contributions to society.