Orange Board of Education
It is the philosophy of the Township of Orange School District to identify and provide challenging learning opportunities through the establishment of a program for the gifted and talented in accordance with the New Jersey State Department of Education’s regulation that defines gifted and talented students as: Those exceptionally able students who possess or demonstrate high levels of ability, in one or more content areas, when compare to their chronological peers in the local district and who require modification of their educational program if they are to achieve in accordance with their capabilities.
Established in 2012, the Scholars Academy program provides services for students in grades 1-8 who meet the criteria for the program. Students are bused to the Scholars Academy once a week and deeply explore and engage in CORE activities with Science, STEM, Language Arts, and Math. The instructional emphasis is on challenging the students to develop their area of strength. Applications are accepted in December for February enrollment and May for September enrollment. All information is posted online at