Middle School Choice Calendar 2014-2015
Sept 2014 Directories distributed to families
Sept-Oct 2014 District Fairs District 20: IS227 Oct 1 5:30 to 7:30 pm Disrtict 21: IS96 Sept 30 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Oct-Dec 2014 Open Houses at Middle Schools Nov 2014 Middle School Applications dsitributed to families Dec 2014 Deadline for families to return middle school applications Dec-Feb 2015 Student interviews and testing at selected middle schools May 2015 Decision letters distributed to families June 2015 Appeal decision letters distributed to families
Middle school applications are now available for elementary schools
to distribute to students. Fifth grade students (and 6th graders in K-6 schools)
are able to apply to middle schools across their district, as well as certain
boroughwide and citywide options. Please complete the application and submit it
to your child’s guidance counselor no later than Tuesday, December 2,
Every 5th grade family should take the opportunity to communicate
their preferences for middle school by filling out an application. The
application will include all the middle schools to which each student is
eligible to apply. Families should also refer to the Middle
School Directories to research school options, contact schools of interest,
and attend any open houses and information sessions that are
Middle school notification letters will be available the week of April 27.
Elementary schools will distribute letters notifying students of their middle school match the week of April 27. Private school students will receive their letters in the mail.
Families interested in trying to change their match can submit an appeal. Instructions on how to appeal are provided on the notification letter.
Please note: Families should only appeal to options they want their child to attend more than the school where they received a match. If an appeal is granted, it replaces the original match. Appeals are final. Appeals are not guaranteed, they are subject to seat availability and the original selection criteria for the program.
Families who did not submit a middle school application during the main round or new schools round can submit an application during the appeals round. They should request an appeal form from their elementary school guidance counselor or Family Welcome center.
Testing Beginning Wednesday, October 8, 2014 you can
submit a Request for Testing (RFT) form to have your child tested for a G&T program. The deadline
to submit a RFT form is Friday, November 7, 2014. We encourage families to submit
the form online. If you prefer to use a paper form, please review
the Handbook for instructions. Whether you submit online or in person, be
sure to get a receipt!
You must submit a G&T Request for Testing (RFT) form by Wednesday,
November 12 (extended from Friday, November 7). This test is only for
students seeking a G&T placement in grades K-3 for September 2015.
learn more about G&T Programs in New York City public schools: •
Read the G&T handbooks for details about the testing and application
ELEMENTARY G&T FOR 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR
2014-2015 G&T Section Counts (May 2014)
2014 Testers by Grade, District & Eligibility (March 2014) http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/1A08D25B-B883-4C86-B8EA-BD2C47A5580B/0/2014GTEligibilitySummarybyDistrictandGrade_rev.pdf
Kindergarten Summary by District 2012-2014 (May 2014) http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/57C22B40-2771-4028-AA85-40FD6A9C5DB2/0/GT20122014KindergartenSummaryofOutcomesbyDistrict_web.pdf
Every year, the DOE determines the number of programs needed by each district based on the number of students who meet the eligibility requirements. Should your child be eligible for a NYC DOE G&T program, a complete list of sites available to your child will be included with the G&T application.
Please note: not all schools with G&T programs in 2013-2014 will have a G&T program next year, and some schools not listed may start new G&T classes in 2014-2015.
A complete list of programs available to your child will be included with the G&T application.