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Project PLUS (6-8)

Project Plus (6-8)


Overview of Project PLUS (Program for Learning and Unified Studies)


The Project PLUS program features Mathematics acceleration AND enrichment in Science, Social Studies, and advanced content in Language Arts. Students in the Project PLUS program will take Pre-Algebra in sixth grade, Algebra in seventh grade, and Geometry in eighth grade.


Project PLUS Identification


There are three ways a student can qualify for consideration in gifted and talented programming:

1. Performance Data - gathered from the following sources, where available:
      • Renaissance Learning Star Reading and Math assessments
      • NJSLA Reading and Math performance data
      • Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment
      • CogAT - Cognitive Abilities Test
2. Teacher Input
      • Throughout the qualification process, teachers offer insights and feedback to the selection committee, drawing from students’ classroom performance and anecdotal observations. Please note, teachers do not recommend students for Gifted & Talented Program placement.


3. Parent or Guardian Nomination

      • Parents or guardians may nominate their child by providing a written request to the classroom teacher. The letter of nomination must include the following:

○ Student Name

○ Parent/Guardian(s) Name, Address, and Telephone Number

○ School, Grade, and Homeroom Teacher

○ Information about your child’s personal qualities that you believe are associated with exceptionality

○ Learning/behavioral characteristics of your child associated with general intellectual ability


NOTE: Recommendation for screening in steps 1-3 does not provide automatic admission into any program.


Project PLUS Exiting Policy


Project PLUS students must achieve a combined final average of 84 across all four content areas. If a student does not maintain this average, multiple criteria will be reviewed to determine appropriate placement.


and/ or


If a student in the program has a final average in one or more content areas of a 70 or below, multiple criteria will be reviewed and shared with parents, teachers, and administrators in order to determine appropriate placement.