Gifted & Talented

Gifted & Talented

G&T News

Families of students who applied for Gifted & Talented K-3 placements will receive decision letters the week of May 25th along with instructions for accepting their offer and information about waitlists. Families who received an offer must pre-register by June 11 in order to accept their offer.

Summer Testing will be offered for students entering kindergarten and first grade who moved to New York City after November 12, 2014 and are entering grade K (born in 2010) or 1 (born in 2009) for the 2015-16 school year. The Summer Request for Testing (RFT) form can only be submitted at Family Welcome Centers from June 1-19. Students will be tested the week of July 6th.

Families of student who submitted a Request for Placement (RFP) for grade 4 & 5 placement will be contacted towards the end of the summer regarding eligibility, and if eligible, they will be provided an application and list of programs with seat availability.

    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 and the Score Report FAQs for details about G&T programs and admissions. You can also sign up for G&T email updates.

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