Gifted and Talented/Discovery Program
Gifted and talented education opens windows of opportunity for students to enhance their potential through collaboration, innovation, and problem solving. All students are challenged to engage in inquiry, take intellectual risks, exercise critical thinking, and reflect upon and develop their individual talents.
Tenafly Public Schools believes that all students benefit from higher level thinking and inquiry. Our Discovery Programming encompasses the Schoolwide Enrichment Model, in-class differentiation, and push-in enrichment provide challenging opportunities that focus on public speaking, mathematical thinking, creative problem solving, philosophical discourse, and STEAM. Tenafly’s Discovery programming, which includes our Gifted & Talented program, offers a unique approach to servicing all students through enrichment programs while maintaining a keen focus on those identified as possessing exceptional academic talents. These students will be provided the guidance, time, and resources to realize their academic potential.
A continuum of services that matches a student’s needs in their academic areas of strength and support for social and emotional development for gifted learners will be provided on an as-needed basis and may change annually. We annually assess which students at each grade level need modifications to the delivery of curriculum and instruction to match their learning levels as well as to address their social and emotional needs.
For details on the Tenafly Public Schools program, see our Gifted and Talented Students Policy, 2464.
Gifted and Talented Discovery Programming
We are delighted to offer multi-tiered learning opportunities for our students in various curriculum genres. Our continued goal for the upcoming school year is to match services with students’ needs. Some of the related services for identified gifted students may include:
- placement consideration such as cluster grouping in a mixed ability class,
- specialized counseling,
- acceleration in a subject, and
- modification of the grade level curriculum, instruction, and resources in the student’s area of strength.
Support for gifted students and their classroom teachers will be provided by the Discovery Program staff, counselors, and subject area supervisors and specialists. Students will receive a combination of services unique to their individual needs, with specific details shared with parents on an ongoing basis.
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