Enrichment Philosophy
The Upper Saddle River Schools are committed to meeting the needs of all students by providing challenging educational programs and opportunities that lead to higher-level learning.  Enrichment Specialists collaborate with classroom teachers to both modify and extend existing units of study through differentiated instruction.

In accordance with NJ Department of Education mandates, students are identified annually and appropriate instructional adaptations are made. 

Quad-District Enrichment Program Identification Criteria

Fourth and fifth grade students who have met the 2017-18 criteria for the gifted and talented program will receive letters which will be mailed out on September 30th. Third grade students will be notified as soon as we receive the results of the Inview Test of Cognitive Skills which was administered the week of September 25th.   Forms for appeal may be obtained from Mrs. Caravela and must be filed by October 15th.

The identification of academically talented students occurs through regionally developed procedures that involve multiple measures including: standardized testing, tests of cognitive skills, and teacher input based on student behavior and performance. A detailed copy of the Quad-District Enrichment Criteria can be found here. Students new to Bogert School who meet the Quad-District criteria will be notified at the end of the first marking period. 

Entering grades K-2

            • Benchmark scores

            • Quad-district teacher checklist

Entering grade 3

            • Benchmark scores

            • Quad-district teacher checklist

            • Test of cognitive skills

Entering grades 4-8

            • Test of cognitive abilities

            • PARCC results

            • Quad-district teacher checklist