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ACCESS Program

Gifted and Talented Programs

Every child has the right to be provided with educational opportunities that challenge their unique interests and special talents. The gifted and talented programs have been designed to support and enrich differentiated instruction within the classroom and offer enriching activities beyond the classroom walls. With the goals of developing higher order, critical, and creative thinking skills to enhance the child’s own life while enriching the larger community, these programs are designed to develop and bolster individual strengths and talents of all children attending the Lincoln Park Schools.

Please see the panels below for more information or contact the Gifted & Talented Program Coordinator,
Mrs. Ann Marie VanSickle at 973-696-5500 ext. 3311 or



Middle School Applications Closed

Middle school students have an opportunity to self-identify for our Gifted & Talented program in addition to being identified through other measures.  

Applications are due in March.

Please read all the program information below before submitting an application.

23-24 Program Information

Please NOTE: Students who have been in the program must reapply this year. 

Students can complete the ONLINE APPLICATION below or print a PAPER APPLICATION.

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS: In addition to the application, students must submit a writing or work sample from one or two current year classes (i.e. essay, project, artwork) that they feel demonstrates their best work.