Gifted and Talented Program

The Definition of Gifted

Riverdale Public School recognizes the needs of students who possess and demonstrate extremely high levels of ability.

New Jersey Administrative code defines gifted and talented students as: "Those students who possess or demonstrate

high levels of ability, in one or more content areas, when compared to their chronological peers in the local district and

who require modification of their educational program if they are to achieve in accordance with their capabilities."

Elementary Curriculum


 Students' needs are met through differentiated instruction and/or pull-out instruction

Middle School Curriculum


Students will participate in a "pull-out" program offering a variety of learning opportunities to further develop skills

in problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, interpersonal relationships, intrapersonal growth, and communication

through independent and/or group work.

Gifted Evaluation

All students will be screened in the spring for participation in the fall.



Nomination Form

Appeal Form

District Policy


*Gifted and Talented/Enrichment Instructor - Karen Goldberg ([email protected])

Any questions or concerns regarding this program can be directed to:

Mrs. Karen Goldberg, Gifted/Enrichment Instructor ([email protected])


Mr. Mark Sernatinger, Principal ([email protected]).