Contemplating Gifted & Talented Education in NYC for Your Child?

Don’t miss our upcoming P.A.L. Workshop Series on G&T Education in partnership with New York Family Magazine:

A Roundtable Discussion About Gifted & Talented Education and Programming in New York City this Tuesday, October 16 from 6:30-8 pm at the Downtown Community in Tribeca.

We’ll have parent and school reps from many of the G&T programs throughout New York City. Parents will share experiences that will help those contemplating G&T education for their children, as well as provide some details about the new changes to the G&T admissions process. Strengths of the various programs and useful resources that support this population of learners will be discussed.

Limited seats remain, so register now at http://palworkshopsnyc.eventbrite.com

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 @ 6:30 pm- 8 pm
Downtown Community Center at 120 Warren Street between Greenwich Street and West Street in Tribeca.

And if you’re applying for schools, the new DOE G&T Program Handbooks are available:

New York City Department of Education Gifted and Talented programs provide challenging instruction to children with exceptional academic capacity. In G&T programs, students are grouped together in a class with similar students and receive appropriate instruction in all content areas. The DOE’s recommendation is for teachers assigned to G&T programs to differentiate instruction, provide appropriate enrichment opportunities, compact the curriculum, and/or accelerate the content.

Important Dates to Know for the 2012-2013 Admissions Process-

NOV 9, 2012- Deadline to submit Request for Testing (RFT) Forms

OCT 15-NOV 9- Community Info Sessions

JAN 7-Feb 8, 2013- Current K-2 Public School Students, G&T assessments administered at school sites

JAN 5-Feb 3, 2013- Current DOE Pre-K Students & Non-public School Students assessments at select sites

APRIL 2013- Score reports and applications with available G&T programs communicated to eligible students

APRIL 19, 2013- Applications due

Week of May 20, 2013- Placement offers communicated to families

Week of June 3, 2013- Deadline for families to accept/decline placement offers

Some changes to the G&T Admissions process this year:

• a composite score in which the NNAT2, Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test will account for 2/3 of the total G&T test score•  changes to the sibling policy

• Due to extreme competition and growing numbers of eligible applicants, students scoring in the 99th percentile will not be guaranteed placement in the most popular G&T programs

2012-2013  Schools with G&T Classes
[Please note that not all schools with G&T programs in 2012-2013 will have a G&T program next year, and some schools not listed may start new G&T classes in 2013-2014.]

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