Welcome to the Pupil Services/Special Education Department, providing excellent services in areas vital to assuring student success in the Tulpehocken Area School District including Special Education and Gifted Support. Teachers web pages are accessed through the "Links" dropdown at the right of this page.
Special Education Support is provided for exceptional children, ages 5-21 to support their individual needs. Serving more than 350 students in this program, we offer speech and language therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, learning support, emotional support, life skills support, and autistic support.
Gifted Support is currently provided in each school building. More than 75 students are enriched and accelerated through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), MENSA International, and Common Core aligned activities in reading and math. Students are also challenged by participation in out-of-district activities such as Mock Trial, Math League competitions, and World Affairs.
School-Based Access Program - The Pennsylvania Department of Education initiated the ACCESS Program during the 1991-1992 school year. The program, now referred to as the School-Based ACCESS Program (SBAP), is an avenue for school entities to receive additional federal funding through Medicaid dollars for medical/mental health-related special education services rendered by qualified staff to students enrolled in the PA Medical Assistance Program.
Students Experiencing Homelessness
To find out more about homelessness, please click here
Frequently Asked Questions can be found here.
To contact our district liaison for homelessness, please direct all questions or inquiries to
Amanda Cipolla, Assistant Superintendent
Tel: 717-933-4611, ext. 1012
Our Home & School Visitor is also available to help with resources and needs.
Hillary Malone, Home & School Visitor
Tel: 717-933-4611, ext. 2026