Gifted and Talented Program
The Gifted and Talented Program in New Brunswick Public Schools seeks to prepare, empower and inspire students to be lifelong learners and leaders, perfectly aligned with our district's mission and vision. Students will demonstrate skills in self-directed learning, thinking, research, and communications. This will be evidenced by the development of innovative performance-based tasks that utilize and develop higher-level thinking skills.
Gifted and Talented services are available to all students in grades K-12 who meet the established criteria. Students will receive services as follows:
K-3 Whole School Enrichment Model
4-8 Self-Contained Full-Day Placement for students who meet the established criteria
9-12 Scaffolded and Individualized instruction including Summer Enrichment, Summer Advancement, Option 2 Compacting, AP Courses, Honors Courses, and Dual-Credit enrollment.
New Brunswick Public Schools believes that our students should have a comprehensive articulated educational program, designed to maximize their unique abilities and to enhance personal and social growth. The program addresses the academic, social, and emotional needs of students in order to foster healthy development and lifelong learning.
Questions about Gifted and Talented services available to your student? Reach out to Lee A. Neamand - Director of Basic Skills and Compensatory Education 732-745-5300 X5440 or Lee_Neamand@NBPSNJ.net
Complaint procedures regarding non-compliance with district policy regarding Gifted and Talented:
Step 1) Contact Director of Basic Skills and Compensatory Education through e-mail at GT@nbpsnj.net. Please include your child's name, school, ID number, phone number, address and reason for non-compliance complaint. Parents will receive a written response to the complaint within 10 school days.
Step 2) If you feel that your complaint is not resolved, contact the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction's Office through email at DOCI@nbpsnj.net. Please include your child's name, school, ID number, phone number, address and reason for complaint for non-compliance. Parents will receive a written response to the complaint within 15 school days from the date the complaint is received.
Step 3) If you feel that your complaint is not resolved, please contact DOCI@NBPSNJ.net and request the Curriculum Committee of the Board of Education review the complaint for non-compliance. The Committee will review the complaint and provide a response in writing 45 calendar days from the date the request is received.
Step 4) If you feel that your complaint is not resolved, you can submit a complaint to the executive county superintendent within one year prior to the date that the complaint is submitted. The complaint shall include:
(1) a statement that the identified school district is not in compliance with the provisions of this act, and the specific facts on which the allegation of noncompliance is based; and
(2) the name, address, and contact information of the complainant.
The executive county superintendent shall complete the investigation within 60 calendar days after receipt of the complaint and issue a written decision with proposed remediation, if necessary, to the complainant and the school district.
Step 5) The individual may then file a petition of appeal of the board’s written decision to the Commissioner of Education through the Office of Controversies and Disputes in accordance with N.J.S.18A:6-9 and the procedures set forth in State Board of Education regulations
New Brunswick Public School has authorized a District Advisory Committee for Gifted and Talented that will include a diverse group of Stakeholders. This committee will suggest an updated District Policy and Regulation to Address "Strengthening Gifted and Talented Education" Law. The first reading of the Board of Education will be no later than the regulary scheduled December Board of Education Meeting.