Gifted & Talented

Gifted & Talented

G&T Score Reports and Applications

Score reports will be sent to families in early April. Families of students who are eligible will also receive an application along with their score report. The application deadline is April 23.

    G & T Overview

    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 admit students from all boroughs without district-based priority.
    Learn more about G&T Programs in New York City public schools
    • Read the G&T handbooks for details about the testing and application processes:
    • Access other resources for families about the G&T process.