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Manhattan has been the mecca of the NYC Gifted and Talented test prep
Although, there is a high-demand for practice questions in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island Gifted and Talented Test Prep. And the Bronx is also seeing a slight increase in parents preparing their talented tots. Although Staten Island has 6 district wide programs for the G&T program there currently is no citywide program there and in the Bronx. Many parents use private tutors to help their child succeed on the OLSAT and NNAT-2 tests while some use workbooks. The good news is there’s an online tool from Testing Mom that has tons of free practice questions for the NYC gifted and talented.
If you live in Queens, parents there are fighting the DOE to keep the policy of automatic admissions for middle school if the child is in the G&T program in elementary school. Here’s a quote from a mom who has a child attending the gifted and talented program in Queens:
Even in kindergarten, the homework workload is just over the top,” she said. “The kids who are there by fifth grade belong in the G&T program,” she added. “These kids work so hard.”
I suppose she’s inferring that other kids in non-G&T classroom don’t work hard and don’t deserve automatic placement like her darling child? Hmmmm. In my opinion, students applying to middle school should all be on the same playing field. If they are looking at state scores, report cards and teacher reports then shouldn’t G&T students already have an advantage? Seems that way to me.
Here’s the list of the gifted and talented citywide programs and any student who receives a qualifying score in any of the boroughs can apply to one of these very popular programs.
|Manhattan||1||Lower East Side||New Explorations into Science, Technology and Math – NEST + M|
|Manhattan||3||Upper West Side||The Anderson School|
|Manhattan||4||Far Upper East Side||TAG Young Scholars|
|Brooklyn||20||Bensonhurst||Brooklyn School Of Inquiry|
|Queens||30||Flushing||The 30th Avenue School|
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