Gifted & Talented

Gifted & Talented

G&T News

The Office of Student Enrollment welcomes you to Gifted & Talented Admissions!

Students who took the G&T exam will receive score reports in early April 2016. All students will receive score reports by mail, and if you submitted your request for testing online, you will also receive it by email. Learn more about scoring here.

If you are eligible to apply for G&T placement based on your score report, you will receive an application listing your G&T program options, along with the G&T score report. In April, eligible students have the option to apply online or in person at a Family Welcome Center. Applications are due April 22, 2016.

    G&T Admissions Overview

    Gifted & Talented (G&T) programs are one way that 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).

    Students entering kindergarten through third grade are eligible to participate in G&T admissions. Children must pass an assessment to be eligible to apply to G&T programs.

    Use the resources below to learn about program options and the admissions process:

    G&T resources are also available in translation:

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    G&T FAQs: Score Report Period

    • When do I find out my student’s test results?

      Score reports are sent in early April 2016 and will indicate if your student is eligible to apply for the G&T Program.

    • How do students’ test score determine their G&T eligibility?

      Applicants’ scores on the G&T assessments are considered among the eligibility requirements. Students who obtain an overall G&T score of 97 or above are eligible for placement in both citywide and district G&T programs. Students who obtain an overall G&T score of 90 or above are eligible for placement in G&T district programs but not citywide programs. Please refer to the G&T Program Handbook for the complete eligibility requirements and a list of G&T programs.

    • What should I do if my student’s address changes before score reports are sent?

      If your student is eligible for the G&T Program based on his or her score report, you can update your address when you submit an application in April 2016. 

    • How do eligible students apply?

      Eligible students will get an application that lists all available programs in early April, along with their score report. In April, you can apply online or in person at a Family Welcome Center by the April 22 deadline.