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Each student in the East Orange School District is a unique individual with strengths to be nurtured and talents to be developed.  Among those young people, however, there are few pupils with demostrated or emerging exceptional intellectual, creative and/or psychological/psychomotor abilities.  They are the district's gifted poplation.  Educators are challenged to provide these pupils with an enriched content and supportive environment, which supports their particular area(s) of giftedness.

Student indentification

There are two categories of pupils for whom curricular and instructional adaptations are made in the East Orange Quest program:
  • Gifted -- individuals who are exceptionally cognitively capable in Language Arts and Math
  • Academically Talented -- individuals who are superior cognitively capable in Language Arts and/or Math along with superior strength in another content area, such as Social Studies or Science.
The Quest program is headed by Ms. Cheryl Jones.