SCA High School Gifted Education Services
===SPECIAL NOTE: To: All Public, Nonpublic and Private Schools
From: Carolyn C. Dumaresq, Ed.D., Acting Secretary of Education
Re: Applications Now Being Accepted for the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University

The Pennsylvania Department of Education is pleased to announce that the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University
is now accepting applications from talented high school juniors for the summer 2014 program.

PGSS is an intensive, five-week summer residential program, which emphasizes cooperative learning and hands-on laboratory research,
for 56 talented high school juniors pursuing careers in science and mathematics.

With the support of Governor Tom Corbett, the state Department of Education, Carnegie Mellon University and the school’s alumni,
the program offers an enrichment experience in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The goal of the program is to encourage Pennsylvania’s youth to pursue careers in STEM-related fields.

Accepted applicants will receive a full scholarship to the program. Costs are underwritten through a $150,000 grant
from the state Department of Education with matching funds provided by the school’s alumni, Carnegie Mellon University, parents and corporations.

Awarded scholarships will cover the costs of housing, meals and all instructional materials. Families are responsible for transportation to and from
the university, personal items and spending money. Students must commit to living on campus at Carnegie Mellon University throughout the duration of the program.

Details – Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences

When:
June 29, 2014, to August 2, 2014
Where:
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Who May Apply:
The program is open to high school juniors at time of application who attend a public, nonpublic and private school or are homeschooled.
Deadline to Apply:
Completed applications must be sent to Carnegie Mellon University and postmarked no later than Jan. 31, 2014. Applications postmarked after this date will be disqualified.

For additional information about the program and to download an application, visit www-pgss.mcs.cmu.edu.
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Advisors: Mrs. Kozlek vkozlek@scasd.usMrs. Burrell aburrell@scasd.us


Welcome Parents & Students!

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Contact Information:
District Office
Classroom Support
Mrs. Jennifer SnyderDirector of Special Education and Student Services 356-2331 extension 3503jsnyder@scasd.us

Mrs. Vicky KozlekGifted and Talented Support Teacher570-356-2331 extension: 4102vkozlek@scasd.us

Mrs. Chris HastingsSpecial Education Secretary570-356-2331 extension 3503chastings@scasd.us

Mrs. Allison BurrellLibrarian, Grades K-12Gifted and Talented Support Teacher 570-356-3463aburrell@scasd.us

Mrs. Paula GardnerSchool Psychologist570-356-3511pgardner@scasd.us

Mrs. Kristy IronsGifted and Talented Support Paraprofessional570-356-2331 extension 4102kirons@scasd.us