North Haledon School District


Gifted & Talented Requirements

Our Gifted and Talented Program is designed to challenge the special learning styles of the gifted students. Our curriculum and teaching strategies stimulate the development of higher levels of thinking and problem solving.   

In Grades K-2, this is accomplished through the Enrichment and MLS classes, including Makerspace, as well as through differentiation in the classroom.  In grades 3-8, students are additionally identified for a supplemental pull out program based on the following criteria:

  • Attaining a 124 or higher on the InView Cognitive Skills Assessment.  This is administered to students in Grades 3 and 6. 
  • Reading at least one grade level above expectations on Fountas and Pinnell reading assessment.
  • Falling within the designated range on the Renzulli-Hartman Scale.

Students must meet the criteria for InView scores to be considered for the program. Administration and Gifted and Talented Teachers annually review all students who meet this mark, and further evaluate their performance from there. 

Gifted and Talented begins in October of each school year and all students are reviewed as to possible candidates every year. Please reach your building principal with any questions.