Gifted and talented services are delivered to students in grades 5-8 directly in the classroom through differentiated instruction. Teachers formatively assess students by grade level standards and work directly to provide instruction at the child’s appropriate level. Students have been placed in advanced Math in grade 6 and Math and ELA enriched groups after demonstrating their ability to handle the challenges of more challenging, deeper, independent work. Based on a variety of data points, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students are eligible to be placed in an Enrichment ELA Strategies class where students are challenged with more complex work and offered strategies in alignment with their abilities. Strategies used with advanced Math 6 students may include, but are not limited to:
Students in grades 5-8 take technology courses throughout the year that offer coding and robotics.
Students have the opportunity to participate according to interest in a number of challenging math contests, such as American Mathematical Contest 8 and American Math Contest 10 from the Mathematical Association of America, NJ Math League, and Association of Math Teachers of NJ.
There are a variety of afterschool clubs that students are welcome to participate in, such as Robotics, Chess, Pandemonium, Student Congress, Coding Club, Cyber Tech Club, Hydroponics and Aquaculture, Newspaper and Math Olympiad.
North Brunswick Township Middle School 7th and 8th grade students also have access to advanced courses of study in Math and Language Arts. Students who have met criteria for course advancement can take high school level Algebra, Geometry and Algebra-Based Physics while in middle school. Additionally numerous interdisciplinary and advanced STEM courses such as Data Science and Mechatronics, are offered to students.
There are a variety of afterschool clubs that students are welcome to participate in, such as Robotics, Math Olympiad, Newspaper Club, Debate Club, Pandemonium (literary magazine) and Academic Challenge.