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New Middle Schools Application Available This Week (3/3/14)
Beginning this week, your child can apply to new middle schools opening in your community for the 2014-2015 school year. These new middle schools will be pre-populated on the New Middle Schools Application, which will be distributed by your child's elementary school this week. Your child will also receive directory pages providing information about each new school at this time. 

How to Apply to New Middle Schools
If you are interested in having your child apply to a new middle school, you should complete and return the New Middle Schools Application to your child's elementary school by Wednesday, March 12, 2014. 

New Middle Schools
The new schools opening are:
  • 02M177 - Yorkville East Middle School
  • 02M933 - City Knoll Middle School
  • 04M072 - The Lexington Academy
  • 06M209 - Hamilton Grange Middle School
  • 14K084 - P.S./M.S. 84 Jose de Diego Magnet School of Visual Arts and Science
  • 18K763 - Brooklyn Science and Engineering Academy
  • 19K760 - Highland Park Community School
  • 28Q332 - Redwood Middle School
  • 30Q300 - 30th Avenue School
  • 31R028 - Eagle Academy for Young Men of Staten Island

Please note: The following schools, previously under consideration for September 2014, will not be opening:

  • 04M964 - Central Park East II
  • 04M204 - Harlem River Middle School
New Schools Application vs. Main Round Application
The New Middle Schools Application is separate from the main round application you completed in December 2013. If your child participates in the new schools application process, and receives an offer, he or she will receive that new school offer in May in the same letter with his or her offer from the original application. Applicants will be able to choose between the new schools offer and the main round offer. Every student is guaranteed a middle school placement.

Additional Support
If you have any questions, please email or call 718-935-2398. Directory information, including translated versions of the new schools directory pages, are available online

Middle School Choice Calendar 2013-2014
Oct 2013             Directories distributed to families
Oct-Dec 2013      Open Houses at Middle Schools
Oct 8-17, 2013    Brooklyn District Middle School Fairs 5:30-7:30 pm
                           District 20: IS259 Oct 10
                           District 21: IS228 Oct 8

Nov 2013            Middle School Applications dsitributed to families
Dec 2013            Deadline for families to return middle school applications    
Dec-Feb 2014      Student interviews and testing at selected middle schools
Feb 2014            New Middle Schools application packets distributed to families
March 2014         New Middle School application deadline
May 2014            Decision letters distributed to families
June 2014           Appeal decision letters distributed to families  

  Middle School Applications – December 13 (Nov 14)

Principals will be notified in this week’s Principals’ Weekly that middle school applications will be available for pick-up beginning the week of November 18; enrollment offices will call schools when the applications are available. Schools should distribute the applications to students as soon as they receive them. Families must return completed middle school applications to elementary schools by December 13.


G&T Kindergarten/1st Grades (6/16/14)
It's not too late to have your child tested for Gifted and Talented (G&T) program placement in the 2014-2015 school year!

We offer a round of summer testing for students entering Kindergarten or Grade 1 (birthdates in 2008 and 2009 only) who moved to New York City after the original Request for Testing deadline of November 8, 2013. You must be able to provide documentation of your current NYC address and relocation date.

If your child meets these criteria, you can request testing this summer. To register for testing, you must complete the Summer Request for Testing form and submit it in person to your local Enrollment Office by Friday, June 20, 2014. Testing will take place in early July and results will be available in August. At that time, eligible students will be invited to apply for available G&T seats.

For more information, please call 718-935-2009 or visit the G&T website.

Gifted & Talented Admissions: Score Report Delivery and Open Houses Update 3/28/14

Students who took the Gifted & Talented (G&T) assessment in the winter will receive score reports and eligibility letters in early April. Students who are eligible to participate in a G&T program will also receive an application form with a list of program options. Families must submit G&T applications by April 21. Many schools hosts open houses or tours for prospective families, this information will be available on the G&T homepage . For questions, email  

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:

K-3 Admissions
The Request for Testing (RFT) period will run from Oct 7-Nov 8.
Starting on Oct 7, you will be able to access the online RFT form and G&T Handbooks.

October 7, 2013        

Request for Testing (RFT) period begins

November 8, 2013

Deadline for families to submit a Request for Testing (RFT) form

January 6-February 5, 2014

Current K-2 pulic school students' G&T assessments administered at school sites

January 4,5,11,12,18,19,25,26, 2014

Current public school pre-k students and all non-public school students' G&T assessments administered at selected sites

Early April 2014    

Score reports and applications sent to eligible students

April 18, 2014    

Application Deadline

Week of May 26, 2014

Decision letters mailed to families

Week of June 9, 2014    

Deadline for families to pre-register for placement offers

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