Gifted and Talented Honors and Advanced Placement Programs
The Board of Education of the Delsea Regional School District recognizes the need to expand and solidify the college preparatory curricula to provide the students of this district with college entrance skills which are compatible to, and competitive with, the skills of academic students in other post-secondary institutions in the nation. These programs will also address the rigorous learning needs of gifted and twice-exceptional students. It is, therefore, the intention of this Board of Education to implement special academic curricula in grades seven through twelve via a phase-in designated as Honors and Advanced Placement courses, which together function through an articulated and graduated program process from Honors courses in the lower grade levels to Advanced Placement programs in grades 10, 11 and 12.
Policy used to identify students as Gifted & Talented students:
Policy 2464 - Gifted and Talented Students (M)
(will be updated in 2020-21 to reflect NJDOE updates)
Procedures used to identify students:
The Honors and Advanced Placement courses are open to any student who has the prerequisite and wishes to participate in these programs; however, students must be willing to complete all of the necessary course work involved with the program. Students who demonstrate high classroom achievement through multiple measures will be advised to pursue these academic tracks. This should not limit other students interested in Honors/AP courses from pursuing these opportunities. The following recommended selection criteria should be considered and will be reviewed with the students and parents through an individual conference prior to admission into the Honors or Advanced Placement courses.
The student should:
Continuum of services offered to G&T students:
Criteria used for consideration for eligibility for the G&T services:
Students who demonstrate high classroom achievement (through student performance or products, parent and/or student requests, and/or teacher recommendations, and other appropriate measures), exceeded expectations in NJSLA, and/or are identified as AP/Honors potential through PSAT results will be advised to pursue these academic tracks. This should not limit other students interested in Honors/AP courses from pursuing these opportunities.
Identification and scheduling begins in the early winter and continues throughout the spring through the student support personnel in each building.