Gifted and Talented

October        Request for Testing Forms available
November    Middle School Applications given out
December    Applications due 1st
May             Notification letters sent out
June            Appeals Round

Middle School Fair Guide
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District 20 Middle School Directory 
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Middle School Admission Overview
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Middle School Admissions Checklist
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Middle School Composite Score FAQ
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Composite Score Summary Table by District
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District 20
• Attendance: 5%
• Final 4th grade report card: 45%
• New York State ELA Exam: 22.5%
• New York State Math Exam: 22.5%
• Punctuality: 5% 

20K030: Superintendent’s Program
20K062: Superintendent’s Program
20K104: Superintendent’s Program
20K180: Superintendent’s Program
20K187: Academy for Scientific Research, Academy for Arts & Humanities, Academy for Business & Law
20K201: Performing Arts Academy, Law & Science Academy, Math & Science Academy
20K220: Superintendent’s Program
20K223: Superintendent’s Program
20K227: Superintendent’s Program
20K229: Superintendent’s Program
20K259: Superintendent’s Program
20K686: Brooklyn School of Inquiry

Middle School Admissions Presentation from District Fair 2014 
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Elementary School 

Gifted and Talented testing will be available in mid-October:Students applying for Gifted and Talented programs in the 2017-18 school year should fill out a Request for Testing form when it becomes available in mid-October.

The deadline to submit a Request for Testing will be Nov. 14. 

If seats become available in G&T programs for the 2016-2017 school year, schools will continue to make offers through mid-October to students already on their waitlists.

Elementary School Gifted & Talented Admissions 
In April families will receive their child’s score report. If student is eligible to apply for G & T placement based on the score report, families will receive an application listing the G & T programs, along with the G & T score report. Families then need to apply online or in person at a Family Welcome Center by April 24, 2017. Offer letters will be sent to families in June. Deadline to accept or decline offers is June 16, 2017.


Program Handbooks

For students born in 2012

For students born in 2011


For students born in 2010

For students born in 2009

​2016 Frequently Asked Questions Scoring​ 

Data & Statistics
Summary of 2016 by Grade, District and Eligibility

Summary of 2016 Testers by Grade and Eligibility Compared to 2015

2016 99th Percentile Ranking Summary

2014-2015 Gifted & Talented Section Counts

2015 Gifted & Talented Eligibility Summary by District

2015 Gifted & Talented Eligibility Summary by Grade

2015 Gifted & Talented 99th Percentile Ranking Summary

2013-2015 Outcomes by District for Kindergarten

2013-2015 Outcomes by District for Grade 1

2013-2015 Summary of Outcomes

G&T Admissions: Overview

Gifted & Talented (G&T) programs are one way that the NYC Department of Education supports the needs of exceptional students. G&T programs aim to deliver accelerated, rigorous, and specialized instruction aligned to Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS). Students entering kindergarten through third grade are eligible to participate in G&T admissions. Children must pass an assessment to be eligible to apply to G&T programs.

There are two types of G&T programs:

District G&T programs. These are located in district elementary schools; they begin in kindergarten and end in the school’s terminal grade.
Citywide G&T programs. These admit students from all boroughs without district-based priority.   

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