Continuum of Services
New Jersey Administrative Code 6A:8-3.1 defines students who are gifted and talented as those students who possess or demonstrate high levels of ability in one or more content areas when compared to their chronological peers in the local district and who require modification of their educational program if they are to achieve in accordance with their capabilities. According to N.J.A.C. 6A:8-3.1, all public school districts must have a board-approved gifted and talented identification process and provide services for identified students enrolled in the grades of that school district. The regulations require that identification and services be made available to students in grades K-12.
The “Strengthening Gifted and Talented Education ” law (18A:35-35) codifies requirement included in State Board of Education regulations that boards of education ensure that appropriate instructional adaptations and educational services are provided to gifted and talented students in kindergarten through grade 12 to enable them to participate in, benefit from, and demonstrate knowledge and application of the New Jersey Student Learning Standards.
Berkeley Heights Public Schools is committed to ensuring that ALL students' educational needs are met, and in the case of Gifted and Talented Education, our district processes and programs ensure that appropriate instructional adaptations and educational services are provided to gifted and talented students in grades K-12.