COMMUNITY EDUCATION COUNCIL DISTRICT 20
415-89 Street, Room 511, Brooklyn, NY 11209
Tel 718-759-3921
G&T
District 20 Middle School Directory http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/BFF85DB4-8679-4BE5-9467-BACE502238CA/0/20132014D20MSD_11132013_2.pdf Middle School Admissions Presentation from District Fair http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/AC12DDD3-7359-449F-A9E5-55BE9FA8FC56/0/MiddleSchoolFamilyInfoSession_Fall2013_108.pdf Middle School Admissions Overview   http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/9E4D8B44-7A5D-49C9-815C-26AD4E0E833F/0/MSEnrollmentOnePager.pdf Additional Support If you have any questions, please email MS_Enrollment@schools.nyc.gov or call 718-935-2398.   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     11/14/14 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 MS_Enrollment@schools.nyc.gov or call 718-935-2398. ELEMENTARY G&T FOR 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR 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. 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:   ELEMENTARY G&T FOR 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR 2014-2015 G&T Section Counts (May 2014) http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/C431B3F3-C8F4-4AE0-BE20-B9C7171CD559/0/20142015GTSectionCountbySchoolandGrade_051914.pdf 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. List of 2012-2013 Classes: http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/9767FC21-F1F9-4777-8C5F-C233286E29BD/0/2012GTHandbookData_101212.pdf

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