Gifted and Talented Program (Enrichment)

 

Welcome to the Gifted and Talented Program (Enrichment) page. Additional information about the Hazlet Township Public Schools Gifted and Talented Program (Enrichment) can be located below.

 

Program Goals

To afford students that are demonstrating academic excellence and characteristics of advanced learners, the opportunity to apply foundational skills in the pursuit of individualized learning opportunities that focus on innovative thinking, creativity, and critical thinking.

 

Grade Level Eligibility

  • Students in Grades K-6 are eligible for participation in the program.

  • Students in Grades 7-12 are afforded extended opportunities through participation in advanced placement and/ or honors-level courses and instructional differentiation within the regular classroom setting.

 

Identification Process

  • Identification matrix for academic criteria based on SAGES scores, grade-level specific criteria for ELA and Mathematics, Standards-Based Report Card Grades for LAL and Math, DRA Level, Performance Criteria, and/or teacher recommendation.

  • Additional Screenings: To ensure the inclusion of as many potential candidates as possible, teachers are asked to provide the names of any students that were not preliminarily identified through the above screening mechanisms.  These students are then screened for possible participation.  Additionally, in the spirit of inclusivity and opportunity, students that may not purely meet the criteria, but exhibit certain behavioral characteristics can be considered for participation in consultation with teachers, parents, and administrators.

 

Complaint Policy

  • The parent/guardian of a  child who has not been recommended for placement in the K-6 G&T program but who the parent feels has shown the ability to be successful in the program, may contact Heather Schwarz, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Testing, requesting that the recommendation be considered when further information becomes available. This information includes benchmark assessment data and standardized test scores that were not available previously.

  • The parent/guardian of a child who has not been recommended for placement in the middle school honors program or high school honors/Advanced Placement courses but who the parent feels has shown the ability to be successful in the program, may contact the child's guidance counselor requesting that the recommendation be considered when further information becomes available. This information includes marking period grades and standardized test scores that were not available previously.