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 The majority of students within the Haddonfield School District are appropriately challenged with the differentiated instruction and enrichment provided within their classrooms. For those students whose needs go beyond that level of academic challenge, the Haddonfield School District provides the following options and their respective nomination forms.

 Grades K-2

To address the needs of precocious students in K-2, the K-2 Watch List is shared with teachers to ensure level-appropriate instructional differentiation takes place, allowing the student to perform at their highest possible level.

To qualify for the K-2 Watch List:

1)      Parents, teachers, or students themselves must first submit a request for testing “SAGES-2 nomination form.If a teacher or student submits a nomination, parents or guardians will be contacted by the building principal to discuss the nomination and to secure permission to test.

2)      All approved nominated students who are currently in grades K-1 will take the Screening Assessment for Gifted Elementary School Students, 2nd Edition (SAGES-2). Each spring the test will take place in the child’s home school under the principal’s direction. The parents &/or guardian of the nominated students will be notified of the test dates once they have been finalized.

3)      Using the criteria set by SAGES-2, all students who perform at or above the 95th percentile will be placed on the K-2 Watch List.

4)      Students and their parents will be notified in June of the results of the SAGES-2 testing and the status of the student’s admittance to the K-2 Watch List.

 Placement on the K-2 Watch List does not assume acceptance into the HELP program. K-2 Watch List test results will be shared with the building principal and teacher to ensure level-appropriate instructional differentiation takes place, allowing the student to perform at their highest possible level. Not being placed on the K-2 Watch List does not preclude students from later being eligible for any of Haddonfield’s gifted and talented programs. The SAGES-2 test may be taken as many times as desired, up to one time per academic year.

 Grades 3-8

To address the needs of exceptionally able students who experience asynchronous cognitive growth, the HELP (Haddonfield Enrichment for Like-minded Peers) program is designed to provide meaningful academic and social challenges both independently and alongside like-minded peers prior to the availability of advanced classes. Historically Haddonfield Public Schools has had an average of 1-2% of the student body identified at this level.

 To qualify for HELP:

1)      Parents, teachers, or students themselves must first submit a request for testing “SCAT nomination form.If a teacher or student submits a nomination, parents or guardians will be contacted by the building principal to discuss the nomination and to secure permission to test.

2)      All nominated students who are currently in grades 2-7 will take the School and College Ability Test (SCAT) designed by Johns Hopkins University. Each spring the test will take place in the child’s home school under the principal’s direction. The parents &/or guardian of the nominated students will be notified of the test dates once they have been finalized.

         Students in grades 2-3 will take the Elementary SCAT designed for 3-6 graders

         Students in grades 4-5 will take the Intermediate SCAT designed for 6-9 graders

         Students in grades 6-7 will take the Advanced SCAT designed for 9-12 graders

3)      Using the criteria set by Johns Hopkins University, students must perform within the 98th - 100th percentile for placement in the HELP program.

4)      Students and their parents will be notified in early June of the results of the SCAT testing and the status of the student’s admittance to the HELP program.

 The SCAT test may be taken as many times as desired, up to one time per academic year. Students who have already qualified for HELP, regardless of whether or not they choose to participate, do not need to re-qualify for the program.

 

 Grades 9-12

In HMHS the academic opportunities are plentiful. For detail on the offerings, refer to the HMHS Program of Studies. There are no standardized test requirements for advanced and accelerated courses in the high school. Students may register for these courses with the approval of their instructors and guidance counselor. Students interested in the Advanced Placement (AP) courses need to complete a recommendation form to be considered for enrollment in any AP course. Students interested in taking college-level courses through partnerships with universities such as at Rowan or Drexel, should consult with their guidance counselor.

 


Board of Education and Administration Offices:
1 Lincoln Avenue Haddonfield, NJ 08033 | 856-429-7510 - Fax: 856-429-6015