Program for Enrichment
The Program for Enrichment is designed to expand, extend, and enhance learning opportunities for gifted students in order to help them reach their potential. The goal of PEN is for students to view learning as a lifelong process which enriches the individual and benefits society. In Central Bucks, academically gifted students at the elementary level will participate in activities and educational opportunities which foster their creative expression, advance their abilities to think analytically and critically, and stimulate them to excel as self-directed learners. Students participating in PEN will be encouraged to interact/collaborate effectively and to develop healthy self-concepts related to their giftedness.
Mission Statement:The Central Bucks PEN program will provide all identified students with specialized learning experiences that will enrich and challenge the academic and problem solving skills essential for personal development, responsible citizenship and lifelong learning by:
- encouraging higher level thinking skills
- enhancing creativity
- promoting positive attitudes toward self and others
- emphasizing the "processes" of learning