Gifted & Talented

Gifted & Talented

G&T Application Period Open

Applications for G&T programs are being accepted now for eligible students entering grades K-3 in September 2015! If your child was tested in January or February 2015 and you received a notification confirming eligibility, you can apply online or at a Family Welcome Center. Applications are due April 23, 2015.

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.

There are two types of G&T programs:

  • District G&T programs. These are located in district elementary schools; they begin in kindergarten and end in the school’s terminal grade.
  • Citywide G&T programs. These admit students from all boroughs without district-based priority.

Read the G&T handbooks for details about G&T programs and admissions. You can also attend upcoming G&T open houses and sign up for G&T email updates.

G&T resources are also available in translation:

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G&T FAQs: Application Period

Is my child eligible to apply?
Children tested in January or February 2015 were mailed score reports and eligibility letters in April 2015. If you received a notification of eligibility, you can continue with the G&T admissions process by applying online or visiting a Family Welcome Center. Applications are due April 23, 2015.

Can I get help understanding the score report?
Please review the 2015 Score Report FAQs.
What if I didn’t receive my child’s results?
If you do not receive your child’s results by April 10th, please call 718-935-2009 for assistance.

What if I moved or plan to move?
If your child was already tested, you can apply using your new address; you will receive district priority based on this address. However, if an offer is made, you must submit proof of residency during the pre-registration period in order to secure your child’s seat.

Students born in 2009 or 2010 who moved to New York City after the Request for Testing (RFT) deadline (November 12, 2014) can request summer testing. Details for summer testing will be announced in June.

How can I have my child admitted to a different grade level?
A child’s date of birth determines grade placement for students born in 2009 and 2010. Students born in 2010 are eligible for kindergarten placement only. Students born in 2009 are eligible for first grade placement only. Students applying for placement in second and third grade will be placed based on current grade level regardless of year of birth.

Once a child is enrolled, you may engage the school principal to discuss whether a different grade level placement would be more beneficial for the student. If the principal agrees, moving the child to a different placement requires the approval of the district superintendent.

Can I view a copy of my child’s exam?
For more information on how to view your child’s exam, please see how to file a test review request.