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). Children who are New York City residents in pre-kindergarten (pre-k) through 2nd grade are eligible to participate in G&T Admissions.
Children must meet eligibility requirements to have the opportunity to apply to G&T programs. To have your child tested, you must complete a Request for Testing (RFT) form in the fall. Your child will then receive a test date.
If you submit an RFT form and your child takes the G&T test, you will receive notification of eligibility in April. Children who meet the eligibility criteria will have the opportunity to apply to G&T programs. There are two types of programs.
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If you have questions about Gifted & Talented Admissions, please call (718) 935-2009, email ES_Enrollment@schools.nyc.gov, or visit an Enrollment Office.