Gifted & Talented

Gifted & Talented

News and Updates

  • The G&T application period is now closed. Please call the Office of Student Enrollment at 718-935-2009 with any questions about your application.
  • Decision letters will be sent to families in the last week of May 2014.
    Applying to G&T Programs:

    The G&T application period is now closed. Please call the Office of Student Enrollment at 718-935-2009 with any questions about your application.

    New to New York City?
    Students born in 2008 or 2009 who moved to New York City after the November 8th Request for Testing (RFT) deadline will be able to request summer testing in June.

    G&T Basics
     
    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 handbook for details about the testing and application processes.
    • Review answers to frequently asked questions about G&T assessment. 
    • Access other resources for families about the G&T process.
    • To request an appointment to view your child's G&T test click here.