Gifted & Talented

Gifted & Talented

The G&T application period is now closed

Please check back in the fall for information about requesting testing for Gifted & Talented program placement in the 2015-16 school year. 

    Gifted & Talented (G&T) programs are one way the NYC Department of Education supports the needs of exceptional students. G&T programs aim to deliver accelerated, rigorous, and specialized instruction, aligned to Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS). New York City students who are entering kindergarten through 3rd grade are eligible to participate in G&T Admissions. Children must pass an assessment to be eligible to apply to G&T programs. Please use the steps below to guide you through the process:

    1. Apply for testing by completing a Request For Testing (RFT) form.
    2. Take the test on the test date that you are given.
    3. Receive notice of eligibility in April
    4. Apply to G&T programs, if eligible

    There are two types of G&T programs:

    1. District G&T programs are in district elementary schools. They begin in kindergarten and end in the school's terminal grade.

    2. There are also Citywide programs that equally students from all boroughs without district-based priority.

    To learn more about G&T Programs in New York City public schools:

    • Read the G&T handbook for details about the testing and application processes.
    • Review answers to frequently asked questions about G&T assessment. 
    • Access other resources for families about the G&T process.