Gifted Programs and Policies in NJ

Middlesex County

Accelerated Math

  • Math placement in 6th grade determines if a student takes Algebra in 7th or 8th grade.  Click here for details.
  • Cranbury is a K-8 school district.  Students attend Princeton High School.

​Accelerated Math

  • ​Qualified students may take Algebra I Honors in 7th or 8th Grade.  
  • Students who remain on the top math track may take AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, Calculus III Honors and/or AP Statistics in high school.
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Accelerated Math

  • Honors (double accelerated), Accelerated and Academic (standard) tracks beginning in 6th Grade.  Click here for details
  • Students who remain on the top math track may take AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, Applied Calculus and/or AP Statistics in high school.  Click here for details

Language Arts

Accelerated Math

Gifted and Talented Programs

  • Enrichment opportunities for qualified students in grades K-3, 4-5, and 6-8.

Accelerated Math

Talented and Gifted (TAG) Program – Grades 2 – 8

Accelerated Math

  • ​Accelerated Math beginning in 5th Grade to prepare students to take Algebra I in 7th Grade.  Does not have a single year acceleration option (students who do not take Algebra in 7th Grade may not take it until 9th Grade).  Click here for February 2017 Power Point
  • Students who remain on the top math track may take AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC and/or AP Statistics in high school.

Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)

Accelerated Math

  • Qualified students may take Algebra in 7th or 8th grade.  Click here for details
  • Students who remain on the top math track may take AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC and/or AP Statistics in high school.  Click here for details.

Accelerated Math

  • Qualified students may take Algebra in 8th Grade
  • Students who remain on the top math track may take AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC and/or AP Statistics in high school.
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Gifted and Talented Program

Accelerated Math

  • All K-5 students are tested at the end of the year to determine qualification for accelerated math.  Click here for More Information
  • Qualified students may take Pre-Algebra in 6th Grade.  Single- and double-accelerated tracks beginning in 7th Grade.  Click her for More Information
  • South Brunswick has four high school math levels:  Elements, Traditional (standard track), Advanced, Honors and AP.  AP level students may take AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC and/or AP Statistics.

Monmouth County

Gifted and Talented

  • Howell Township schools identifies gifted and talented students in Kindergarten and up.  
  • (Project Explore) Kindergarten and First Grade Gifted and Talented Students are Identified using scores from standardized testing and a teacher observation inventory.
  • (Project ECG) Students in second through fifth grade are identified using multiple measures including: standardized test scores in the 90th percentile or higher, high academic performance, and/or advanced intellectual or creative abilities 
  • (Project GOAL; Project PLUS) Students in fourth through eighth grade are identified using multiple measures which may include:  standardized test scores in the 90th percentile or higher, demonstrated giftedness on an aptitude test (such as an IQ test), advanced academic performance, and/or demonstrated advanced intellectual or creative abilities. 
  • For details on Howell Township’s Gifted and Talented Admission Policy, click here.
  • For more information on gifted and talented programming in Howell Twp, click here.

Gifted and Talented 

  • Placement in Marlboro Township’s Gifted and Talented program begins in Kindergarten.  Placement is determined by multiple measures including:
  • Marlboro Township offers separate Gifted Reading and Gifted Mathematics programs for students in Kindergarten through third grade.  In addition, Marlboro offers an enrichment program for grades 2 and 3.
  • REACH programming is offered for fourth and fifth grade.  REACH is a pull out enrichment program.
  • SOAR programming is available for students in Kindergarten through fifth grade.   


Accelerated Math

Somerset County

Gifted and Talented

Accelerated Math

  • Qualified students may take Algebra in 7th or 8th grade.  For details click here.
  • ​Students who remain on the top math track may take AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC and/or AP Statistics in high school.  For details click here.

Gifted and Talented

Accelerated Math

Accelerated Math
Hillsborough Township Public Schools

Accelerated Math

  • Accelerated math begins in 6th grade.
  • Qualified students may take Algebra I in 7th grade followed by Geometry in 8th grade or take Algebra I over 7th & 8th grade followed by Geometry in 9th grade.  For details click here.
  • High school students may accelerate their math studies by taking math classes over the summer.  For details click here.
  • Students who remain on the top math track may take AP Calculus AB and/or AP Calculus BC in high school.