Gifted Education

Welcome to the Gifted Education Website

The Conneaut School District strives to work in partnership with staff, family, and community to advocate for students with outstanding gifts or talents. The objectives of the Gifted Program are as follows:

  • the gifted learners will engage in challenging learning activities which respond to their individual needs and maximize their potential
  • gifted learners will experience a learning environment characterized by peer, family, and staff support
  • gifted learners and their families will understand the learners intellectual and affective needs and how these needs may be influenced by the learners gifts and or talent

Conneaut School District provides gifted education with various opportunities. These include

  • elementary pull-out program - students from all attendance areas to work together on higher level thinking activities one day per week
  • engage in extension activities in their regular classrooms
  • middle school students have the opportunity to attend an Arts Immersion/Critical Thinking Program at Allegheny College 12 days throughout the school year. This program offers classes in dance, music, theater, and scientific thinking.
  • high school students may attend Project Enhance through Allegheny College. The students choose 3 classes from approximately 35 classes which they attend12 sessions throughout the school year
  • high school juniors and seniors may choose dual enrollment through Clarion University Online, Edinboro University, and Allegheny College

Director of Student Services
Mrs. Susy Dressel
814-683-5900 Extension 5453


Administrative Assistant for Access, Child Count and IEP Writer
Ms. Melissa Michael
814-683-5900 Extension 5453


Access Coordinator

Michelle Mihoci

814-683-5900 Extension 2143


Gifted Teacher
Katie Ellis
814-683-5900 Extension TBD