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Common Myths About Gifted Students

   Gifted students are a homogeneous group, all high achievers. 

   Gifted students do not need help. If they are really gifted, they can manage on their own. 

   Gifted students have fewer problems than others because their intelligence and abilities somehow exempt them from the hassles of daily life. 

   The future of a gifted student is assured: a world of opportunities lies before the student. 

   Gifted students are self-directed; they know where they are heading. 

   The social and emotional development of the gifted student is at the same level as his or her intellectual development. 

   Gifted students are nerds and social isolates. 

   The primary value of the gifted student lies in his or her brain power. 

   The gifted student's family always prizes his or her abilities. 

   Gifted students need to serve as examples to others and they should always assume extra responsibility. 

   Gifted students make everyone else smarter. 

   Gifted students can accomplish anything they put their minds to. All they have to do is apply themselves. 

   Gifted students are naturally creative and do not need encouragement. 

   Gifted children are easy to raise and a welcome addition to any classroom 

Our Schools Addresses Phone Numbers Fax Numbers
Osceola Mills Elementary School 400 Coal Street, Osceola Mills, PA 16666 (814) 343-4105 (814) 339-7814
Philipsburg Elementary School 1810 Black Moshannon Rd, Philipsburg, PA 16866 (814) 342-2870 (814) 342-7526
Philipsburg Osceola Middle School 200 Short St, Philipsburg, PA 16866 (814) 342-4906 (814) 342-2091
Philipsburg Osceola Senior High School 502 Philips St, Philipsburg, PA 16866 (814) 342-1521 (814) 342-7521
Philipsburg Osceola Administrative Office 200 Short Street, Philipsburg, PA 16866 (814) 342-1050 (814) 342-7208
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Our Schools Addresses Phone Numbers
Osceola Mills Elementary School 400 Coal Street, Osceola Mills, PA 16666 (814) 343-4105
Philipsburg Elementary School 1810 Black Moshannon Rd, Philipsburg, PA 16866 (814) 342-2870
Philipsburg Osceola Middle School 200 Short St, Philipsburg, PA 16866 (814) 342-4906
Philipsburg Osceola Senior High School 502 Philips St, Philipsburg, PA 16866 (814) 342-1521
Philipsburg Osceola Administrative Office 200 Short Street, Philipsburg, PA 16866 (814) 342-1050
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