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Gifted and Talented

Gifted and Talented

Ross Stanger
Program Coordinator, Grades k-8 and AP Coordinator
(856) 794-6700 ext. 2016

Dear Parents,

The K-8 Gifted and Talented programs in Vineland Public Schools are needs-based and determined through several criteria and align with New Jersey state standards. Our program is intended for those students who exhibit intellectual abilities requiring additional and appropriate educational challenges and opportunities to meet those needs.

Students can be nominated for consideration for entry into the Gifted and Talented (GT) program either by a teacher or parent. The purpose of the parent nomination is to provide parents with an opportunity to share information about a potentially gifted child who they feel may not have been detected by the standard screening process. A parent or teacher nomination does not guarantee entry into the Gifted and Talented program; a nomination simply means that the student's eligibility for the program will be evaluated. Eligibility criteria can be viewed by following the link below.

If your child is nominated by his/her classroom teacher, then he/she is automatically in the pool of students who are evaluated. A parent nomination is not required unless there is special information about your child you would like to share. The parent nomination form can be accessed by following the link below.

Our evaluation process normally occurs during the summer prior to each school year; therefore we ask that recommendations be made by the end of school year.  

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or principal in your child's school, as we are all happy to help and answer questions.

LEAP Eligibility Timeline

Thank you for supporting your child.

Parents: Please use this form if you would like to recommend your child for LEAP for your child. 

Teachers: Please use this form if you would like to recommend a student(s) for LEAP for your child. 

Parent Resources


State of NJ Board of Education – Gifted Education Requirement

National Association for Gifted Children 

New Jersey Association for Gifted Children

Parent created website with links pertaining to gifted and talented children.

Gifted and Talented Institute (Mountain Lakes)

Twice Exceptional Newsletter

Supporting the Social-Emotional Needs of Gifted Children

Student Resources

Mathematics Pentathlon (K - 7): This is made for children grades K-7 to help them have fun while learning through competitions that use five games per level from Kindergarten through seventh grade.

ThinkQuest inspires students to think, connect, create, and share. Students work in teams to build innovative and educational websites to share with the world. Along the way, they learn research, writing, teamwork, technology skills, and compete for exciting prizes.

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