Gifted and Talented Services

What is Giftedness?

The New Jersey Department of Education defines giftedness in N.J.A.C. 6A:8, STANDARDS AND ASSESSMENT.

“Gifted and talented students” means students who possess or demonstrate high levels of ability in one or more content areas when compared to their chronological peers in the local school district and who require modifications of their educational program if they are to achieve in accordance with their capabilities.

According to the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) “Gifted individuals are those who demonstrate outstanding levels of aptitude (defined as exceptional ability to reason and learn) or competence (documented performance or achievement in top 10% or rarer) in one or more domains."

The term gifted recognizes exceptionality in aptitude or achievement that requires appropriately differentiated services in order for students to develop to their potential.


Overview of Gifted and Talented Services

April 14 Overview of Gifted and Talented Services

Access to slides

National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)

Click below to view NAGC's


"Exploring Diverse Needs: Gifted, Talented, and Creative Children"

presented by

Meredith Thomas, G&T Specialist

This presentation on the diverse needs of gifted, talented, and creative children, delves into what giftedness is, what characteristics gifted children have, and what the continuum of services in Holmdel looks like. Enjoy!

Exploring Giftedness

During this remote learning time, Holmdel students and parents are invited to join an optional Schoolwide Enrichment Google classroom created by G&T Specialist, Meredith Thomas.

Activities are posted as "Materials," in order to avoid flooding inboxes with assignments.

The posts in this classroom will be organized by type of activity:

  • Type I experiences are general exploratory activities that help students develop or pursue an interest.

  • Type II are critical and creative thinking activities that extend and challenge students.

  • Type III activities, the most advanced part of the Schoolwide Enrichment Model, enable students to produce projects and pursue problem-based learning in their areas of interest.

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All are welcome!