Mountain Lakes Public Schools
Gifted and Talented and Enrichment Programs
P.E.A.K. - The Mountain Lakes Programs for Gifted and Talented and Schoolwide Enrichment
P.E.A.K. is built upon educational research in the design and delivery of differentiated instruction. The District recognizes that all students have gifts and talents. Therefore, the P.E.A.K. Program offers a variety of enriching educational experiences to help students in grades K-12 discover and develop their unique abilities.
The P.E.A.K. Program derives from the District’s ongoing commitment to two key components:
• strong foundation core curriculum delivered with differentiated instruction, and
• expanded, rigorous opportunities for students to excel academically.
The program of enrichment experiences includes schoolwide events, field trips, artists and scholars in residence, mentorships and Cluster Activity Programs. In addition, there is a pull-out program for highly-able students at the elementary level in grades 3 and 4.
Approximately three percent of our students are identified for Advanced Learning Plans (A.L.P.s) based on standardized testing, teacher input, and overall classroom performance. These students receive specialized assistance in setting specific academic goals from grades 4 - 12