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Middle School Admissions Overview

Additional Support
If you have any questions, please email or call 718-935-2398.  

Middle School Choice Calendar 2014-2015 
 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, 2014.

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 offered.

If you have any questions about the middle school application process, email or call 718-935-2398.


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.

Request for 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.
We encourage you to submit the form online; if you prefer to use a paper form, please review the G&T Handbook for instructions. Whether you apply online or in person, be sure to get a receipt

Gifted & Talented Handbooks

Application guidelines and practice tests are available in the Gifted & Talented Handbooks. Handbooks are available at Enrollment Offices and public elementary schools.

For updates throughout the admissions process, visit the G&T Admissions website.

To learn more about G&T Programs in New York City public schools: 
• Read the G&T handbooks for details about the testing and application processes:

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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