Selection committees are composed of teachers, counselors, administrators, and when necessary, outside professionals in various fields, as well as the Teacher-Coordinator of the Program for the Gifted & Talented. Final selections are made based on the results of this screening procedure. Overall, emphasis is placed on the generally applicable areas of above average ability, creativity, and task commitment.
- Nominations are accepted during each school year from teachers, students, and parents. Students in grades 9-12 are included in this nomination process at both Morris Hills and Morris Knolls High Schools.
- Nominees are notified and asked to submit further written information, recommendations, and a portfolio of work (when appropriate) or to complete an audition in the area of talent (when appropriate).
- Each nominee is personally interviewed by the Teacher-Coordinator of the Program for the Gifted and Talented, and in some cases, by the appropriate selection committee.
- Other information, which may include standardized test scores, IQ test score, past and current records of academic or artistic performance are compiled for review.