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Advocates for Children Guide to Gifted & Talented Programs for Students with Disabilities (March 2015)

District 20 Middle School Directory

Middle School Admissions Presentation from District Fair

Middle School Admissions Overview

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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     
District 21: IS96 Sept 30 5:30 to 7:30 pm 
Oct-Dec 2014         Open Houses at Middle Schools
Nov 2014                Middle School Applications distributed 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 Middle School Notification Letters and Appeals 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.

G&T for 4th & 5th Grades:
If your child is entering fourth or fifth grade in the 2015-2016 school year, you can start the admissions process for placement in citywide and district Gifted & Talented programs on Monday, May 11.
Parents of eligible children may submit a Request for Placement (RFP) in person at a Family Welcome Center. The deadline for submitting a RFP is Friday, May 22, 2015. For more information, please review the FAQs.

Decision letters for Kindergarten through grade 3 placement will be sent to families the week of May 25. Eligibility will be determined by multiple measures: 2015 New York State English Language Arts (ELA) and Math scores 2015 Report Card Grades Descriptors of Exceptional Characteristics provided by the student’s teacher All measures are weighted equally. After submitting a RFP, your child’s school will be prompted to submit the Descriptors of Exceptional Characteristics form. Eligible students will be provided with a list of programs over the summer and may submit an application at that time. You’ll receive a decision letter in the late summer or early fall. Eligibility for students not currently enrolled in public school (e.g., private, parochial, home school, etc.) is established through a review of the three measures stated above. In the absence of state tests, parents will be contacted to submit objective assessment data that demonstrates advanced performance in ELA and Math.

 ELEMENTARY G&T FOR 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR 2014-2015 G&T Section Counts (May 2014) 2014 Testers by Grade, District & Eligibility (March 2014) Kindergarten Summary by District 2012-2014 (May 2014) 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. List of 2012-2013 Classes:

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