Gifted & Talented (G&T) programs support the needs of exceptional students. To participate in G&T Admissions, sign your child up to take the G&T test. Students who get a high enough score on this test will have the chance to apply for G&T programs.
- G&T programs welcome and support students with disabilities, those in temporary housing , English Language Learners (ELL), and LGBTQ students and families
- Open to students in public school, charter school, private school, and parochial school students
- District programs take students in local elementary schools, while Citywide programs take students from across NYC
- Students have a higher chance of getting an offer to District G&T programs
- Sign up for the test online or in person
To have your child take the G&T admissions test, you must be able to answer ‘yes’ to these questions:
- Are you an NYC resident?
- Will your child be at least 5 years old by the end of 2019?
- Is your child currently in Pre-K, kindergarten, first grade, or second grade?
To apply for a G&T program you must be able to answer yes to these questions:
- Did your child take G&T admissions test and score 90 or above?
- If not, they are still guaranteed a seat in an NYC public school
- If you would like to apply for a Citywide program, did your child score 97 or above?
What will I need to apply?
You must bring your child’s birth certificate or passport to the G&T test appointment to verify their date of birth.
- To sign up to take the test, register online using MySchools or in-person at a Family Welcome Center by the fall deadline
- Learn more about programs and how to help your child prepare for the test with the G&T Admissions Guide, available at Family Welcome Centers
- Testing takes place in January
- Students who score a 90 or above on the test will get an application in the spring with more information about how to apply to G&T programs