• Gifted and Talented Program Criteria, Programs/Services, and Policies 


    Identifying Gifted and Talented and Twice Exceptional Learners


    Red Bank Regional High School District uses multiple measures to identify gifted and talented students in the areas of intellectual abilities, creativity, or specific content areas. The identification process includes the consideration of all students, including the District’s English language learners and those with Individualized Education Plans or 504 plans.  


    Criteria may include marking period and final grades of courses taken, summative assessment scores, standardized test scores, a heightened level of application of content knowledge in class discussion, performances in the fine and practical arts, performances in physical education and athletics, faculty recommendations, and other appropriate measures. 


    This process is ongoing throughout a student’s time in high school and allows for movement between the academic levels on an ongoing basis.  AP Potential is also used to identify students for AP placement.  


    Services and Programs


    Teachers across all academic levels differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all students, including those who are exceptional.  All staff participate in professional learning that supports differentiated instructional models.  Highlights for 2020-21 and 2021-22 include training in  Rutgers Writing, Sheltered Instruction Protocols, and Culturally Responsive Education. Strategies and methods to differentiate instruction for gifted and talented students are also included in the district's curricular documents.


    All students are encouraged to stretch themselves academically and intellectually. Students have access to a wide range of elective and core academic options, including AP, IB, and CTE Academy programs in the Visual and Performing Arts, Engineering, Information Technology, Finance, Early Childhood.  Students may enter academy programs in their first or second year and VPA students audition in their chosen field. All first-year students are eligible to participate in the "Distinguished Scholars'' embedded honors program in ELA and history.


    Policies and Procedures


    Policy 2464: Gifted and Talented Students 


    Additional Information


    Any questions about the curriculum, the recommendation process for enrollment in the various academic levels, and the Gifted and Talented Program, please contact Ms. Michelle Blano, Supervisor of Student Counseling and Health Services (732) 847-8000, ext. 261.


    Complaint Process for Noncompliance

    For information on issuing a complaint about the program, please see Policy 9130.