The Mount Laurel School District is committed to providing an educational program in which students may grow to become productive and contributing members of society. To encourage optimum achievement, the schools' learning environment must provide challenging learning opportunities matched to the needs and talents of students with high potential.
The Gifted Academic Program Strives to provide challenging curriculum while enhancing a student's self-efficacy. Student-centered program goals, educational needs, and a collaborative planning process determine program content. The program is designed to provide an array of learning opportunities that helps students realize their potential, instills a desire to develop their talents and abilities, and encourages scholastic rigor.
Student placements for the 2020-21 school year were made this fall. Placement for the 2021-22 school year will be contingent on the NJ Department of Education's recommendations regarding school reopening.
Enrichment - Grades 1 and 2
Students are provided in-class instruction using curriculum designed to meet students' academic needs and prepare them for potential admission into the district's Gifted Academic program.
Gifted Academic Program (G.A.P.) - Grades 3 and 4
Students participate in a "pull out" program or the equivalent of one school day per week. Students are served in their home schools. Gifted specialists provide a curriculum that supports student-driven, inquiry-based learning, research skills, 21st Century Skills (Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, and Critical Thinking), Technology Literacy ad Digital Citizenship, Habits of Mind, and Affective Education.
Hartford School Gifted Program
Hartford School's Gifted Program is currently being evaluated as part of the school's programming schedule change. Details will be updated this summer.
Harrington Middle School
Students in grades 7 and 8 may qualify for enriched classes in specific areas.
The Mount Laurel Gifted Academic Program (G.A.P.) supports students who qualify to receive additional services. The process for nominating and identifying students is currently being updated. Due to COVID 19-related safety measures, the time period for placement testing is still under review. More information will be posted on this page as soon as it is available.