Mt. Laurel's Enrichment & Gifted Academic ProgramsTop of Page

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 nominations are accepted in mid April through the first week of May with placement decisions for the following school year being made prior to September. Nomination forms will be provided online during this period.
 
Elementary Gifted Academic Program
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
The G.A.P. Program at Hartford School for grades 5 and 6 is delivered through our Related Arts classes. All Hartford students are scheduled for Related Arts classes, but the content for this program is adaptted to meet the needs of our gifted students.
 
5th Grade Related Arts: Spanish, Music, STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) 
and Financial Literacy
6th Grade Related Arts: French, Art, STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math)
and TAPS (Theater Arts Public Speaking)
 
Harrington Middle School
Students in grades 7 and 8 may qualify for enriched classes in specific areas.
 
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