Room Open In Gifted and Talented Programs
There are a few opening in the gifted and talented programs for elementary school students entering the fourth and fifth grade. In order to be eligible to apply, students must have scored at the highest level, Level Four, on both the state ELA and math tests in 2008.
Students entering fourth or fifth grade next fall may apply for a seat in a Gifted and Talented program by downloading a form from the Department of Education website or picking one up at one of the borough enrollment offices. The form must be returned to the enrollment office, postmarked no later than June 26. According to the DOE, placement offers will be made by August 15 "based on seat availability in each district or school." Call the DOE at 212-374-5972 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with further questions.