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Potential Candidates

An important element in planning is the accurate identification of students with educational needs that would be enhanced at the Paterson Academy for the Gifted and Talented.  We are looking for students that are committed to academic excellence, social and emotional growth, and creative excitement.

When reviewing applicants we look at:

COGAT scores
STAR scores
NJASK scores (where applicable)
Report cards
Teacher Questionaire / Recommendations
Parent Questionaire
Student Questionaire


All applications are reviewed carefully in early spring every year.