“When you know how to think, it empowers you far beyond those who ONLY know what to think.” – Neil de Grasse Tyson
Irvington Public Schools’ supplemental Gifted & Talented (G&T) services are offered for those students who “possess or demonstrate a high level of ability in one or more content areas when compared to their chronological peers in the school district and who require modifications to their educational program if they are to achieve in accordance with their capabilities” NJ Rev Stat § 18A:35-35 (2019).
Currently, the Intellectually Gifted Program is located in the following four schools:
- Madison Avenue Elementary School – serves students in grades 1-5
- University Elementary School – serves students in grades 1-5
- Union Avenue Middle School – serves students in grades 6-8
- University Middle School – serves students in grades 6-8
Upon qualifying and accepting admission into the Intellectually Gifted Program, students may opt to participate in the complete program that is available at the above schools. At these sites, a dedicated teacher for the program works with identified students in their regular classroom as well as delivering a unique curriculum designed just for these students. Additionally, students in this program participate in field trips and academic competitions.
The assigned school is responsible for the educational needs of those students. If a qualified child’s elementary school does not offer a gifted program, please contact the supervisor for the Intellectually Gifted Program for more information.
In high school, students are offered a diverse menu of electives, Honors and advanced courses that align with their interests and needs. A variety of clubs and extra-curricular activities enrich the learning experience for all students. Gifted high school students are identified on class rosters and teachers differentiate instruction to extend the learning for students that demonstrate proficiency.
Madison Avenue Elementary School
Dr. Nicole Smith
University Elementary School
Union Avenue Middle School
University Middle School