Harrison High School
Harrison High School Gifted and Talented
As freshmen, Gifted and Talented students are gaining the skills necessary to bring about change in their community and their school environment through independent study. As they move through 10th, 11th, and 12th grade, they will be researching and implementing projects so that when they graduate from Harrison High School in 2025, they will leave it better than what it is when they began.
Our Gifted services support students who have academic needs beyond the regular curriculum. The GIEP team works to develop a plan that provides acceleration or enrichment, when appropriate.
The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) guiding principles indicate, "rather than any single gifted program, a continuum of programming services must exist for gifted learners." Harrison High School’s Gifted Services are designed to meet the academic, social/emotional, and behavioral needs of students identified with advanced learning needs. The range of services offered by the Harrison Public School District includes pull-out programs, specialized content courses, advanced classes, varied grouping strategies, acceleration, and differentiation of curriculum and instruction in the classroom.
HHS Gifted Faculty
CollegeBoard awards Harrison High School with 2019 AP Computer Science Principles Female Diversity Award
This award is given to schools that had 50% or higher female representation in an Advanced Placement Computer Science course. Out of 20,000 schools that offer AP courses, only 818 were recognized for this award.
Julia C. receives National Center for Women & Information Technology Aspirations in Computing Award
Julia was the 2020 Regional Affiliate Award Winner for New Jersey.