Are ''Gifted'' Students Entitled to Special Programs In Pennsylvania ?

In Centennial School District v. Department of Education, 517 Pa. 540, 539 A.2d 785 (1988), the Supreme Court stated: a school district may not be required to become a Harvard or a Princeton to all who have IQ's over 130. The Court agreed that "gifted" students are entitled to special programs as a group to bring their talents to as complete a fruition as our facilities allow. The Court did not, however, construe the legislation as authorizing individual tutors or exclusive individual programs outside or beyond the district's existing, regular and special education curricular offerings.Id. at 552-53, 539 A.2d at 791.