Gifted And Talented Education @ BCMS

The Branchburg Township School District mission is to inspire our children to learn, think, grow and excel in life. In partnership with the community, the Branchburg Township School District will ensure access to enriching and challenging learning experiences for all students so that each student’s potential may be maximized. Essential to this philosophy is identifying services that promote gifted behaviors rather than labeling children as having reached a state of “being gifted.”

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.

-- Albert Einstein

Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit... The potential for greatness lives within each of us.  

-- Wilma Rudolph

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.

--Albert Einstein 

Program Goals

To provide a continuum of gifted education services that will strengthen the total school program, offer enriching and challenging learning opportunities to all students .

To provide extended opportunities, resources, and support in particular areas where student interest or talent is demonstrated.

To encourage students’ best potentials and increase ability:

To develop complex, higher-level cognitive processes for critical and creative thinking;

To develop problem-solving and decision-making skills;

To develop awareness and acceptance of themselves as unique individuals and valued members of their community;

To increase independence, individuality, and self-direction in learning.

Through a productive, collaborative relationship among classroom teachers, other professionals and specialists; and by working in partnership with parents and the community,  schools can create programming that will “bring out the best in every student” while at the same time serve the unique and specialized needs of students demonstrating gifted behaviors.

Reference Board Policy and Regulation 2464 – Gifted and Talented Pupils (M)