Gifted and Talented

Gifted and Talented / Enrichment Program

Grades K-7

Enrichment/Gifted and Talented Grades K-3

Students in grades K-3 will be identified as gifted, and twice exceptional learners,and will have the opportunity to work with the gifted and talented teacher in small group pull-out sessions once a week. The curriculum will focus on the use of Defined STEM, an online database of authentic project-based lessons. They will be identified for the gifted and talented program with the use of multiple measures including but not limited to:

  • Reading Levels

  • Math Scores

  • Cognitive Skills Index (if available)

  • Teacher Evaluation

Pull-out Gifted and Talented classes grades 4 through 7

Students are identified for the gifted and talented program using multiple measures including :

  • Cognitive Skills Index

  • NJSLA Scores

  • Report Card grades

  • Teacher Evaluation

Students meet once a week. The program is designed to focus on higher order thinking skills infused in problem based learning, research projects, science projects and experiments, analogies, and logic puzzles. Students are responsible to make up all missed work in their regular class.

Passion Project

The Passion Project is an independent study project offered to all students in grades 3-5. This project is optional. Students who are interested will sign a contract between their parents, themselves and the gifted and talented teacher to complete a project of their choice. The project is done completely at home with guidance from the gifted and talented teacher and minimal assistance from parents. This project offers an opportunity to go beyond the curriculum that is presented in class. Emphasis is placed on creativity and originality.

Passion Project Contract