Gifted & Talented

Gifted & Talented

The Deadline for G&T Request for Testing is extended to Wednesday, November 12

Families may submit a Request for Testing (RFT) form online or in person at an Enrollment Office or public school beginning Wednesday, October 8, 2014.  The deadline to submit a RFT form is Wednesday, November 12, 2014. 

Click here to submit a RFT online.

For more information regarding the RFT process as well as the G&T process overall please review the G&T Handbooks. You may also subscribe to our email alerts to ensure you receive the latest information as soon as it is available. 

If you missed our information sessions, you can still review the G&T information session presentation to learn about K-3 G&T admissions for September 2015!

    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 handbooks for details about the testing and application processes:

    • Access other resources for families about the G&T process.