Please see the following link to learn more about the criteria for the Gifted and Talented Program for Cranford Public Schools.
Administrative Regulation 6171.2R
(adopted by the Cranford Board of Education, June, 2016): 6171.2R
PATHWAYS TO EXCELLENCE
Addressing the Needs of the Gifted and Talented
Gifted students are those who demonstrate exceptional levels of ability, in one or more content areas, when compared to their chronological peers in the Cranford schools and who require modification of their educational program if they are to achieve in accordance with their capabilities. They may display unique creativity, productive thinking and leadership traits or may exhibit exceptional talent in the visual or performing arts.
Suitable educational programs for all children are a right implicit in basic educational philosophy as well as the laws of New Jersey. The Cranford Board of Education is committed to providing sequential, differentiated and appropriate educational programs for all students, including the gifted and talented. Such programs must ensure that these students engage in learning opportunities that meet their identified needs, and that these opportunities include interaction with their gifted peers.
The district’s Pathways to Excellence Program seeks to identify and support the needs of students who demonstrate exceptional levels of aptitude and ability in Grades 3 – 8. Identified students are offered a pull-out program which focuses on a theme for the year and culminates in an interest-based project.
Identification for the P2E program begins during the second half of second grade and is on going throughout the grades.
Please take a look at the eligibility requirements: