The Deal School District provides a comprehensive, differentiated approach for students from kindergarten through grade eight who meet the criteria for the Gifted and Talented Program. The program provides for the academically and intellectually gifted. Four major goals provide the underlying structure for the entire program: innovation, critical and creative thinking, global collaboration and communication through empowered learning. These goals are supported with a technology-enriched, inquiry-based curricula which generate excitement and intellectual rigor for the students.
“Gifted and talented students” means students who possess or demonstrate high levels of ability in one or more content areas when compared to their chronological peers in the local school district and require modification of their educational program if they are to achieve in accordance with their capabilities. (N.J.A.C. 6A:8-3.1)