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  1. #11
    Well now without the middle school promises all district 30 programs should be equal. Many families chose 122 and 150 over the years simply because of the guaranteed middle school seat, even if it was not the best fit for the family. An important question to ask is the hw load! The gt schools that have a “history” are very hw heavy.

    Also be mindful of schools who insist on doing a grade level ahead for math. It is just not necessary. Your child can do K math and still be challenged with problem solving and enrichment activities. No need to rush and not always appropriate because in the testing grades they take the Math State Test is on grade level. When they get to 8th grade there is more than enough time to cover 8th and be ready for the Algebra regents if they are in an accelerated class.

    I have two middle school aged kids that have gone through district 30 GT.

  2. #12
    If kids attend ps122( K -8), do they have guaranteed seats into middle school( remain at ps 122)?? Or they have to go through the middle school application like other 4th graders?

  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by NYQueens View Post
    If kids attend ps122( K -8), do they have guaranteed seats into middle school( remain at ps 122)??
    No.


    Or they have to go through the middle school application like other 4th graders?
    Yes. The change was made for entering Kindergarten G&T class in 2018.

  4. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by NYQueens View Post
    If kids attend ps122( K -8), do they have guaranteed seats into middle school( remain at ps 122)?? Or they have to go through the middle school application like other 4th graders?
    They do not have a spot even if they are at 122 or 150.

    In 5th grade, all students across the district (gt, regular, esl, dual, sped) will apply in 5th grade. They will use their 4th-grade report card and 4th-grade scores with NO priority to students already in GT. It will be a level playing field. Typically what will happen is only students with straight 4's on report cards, state tests and work habits will gain a spot in a middle school GT program. The 4's on the state tests will have to be almost perfect 4's.


    So now parents will have to determine if it might be best to stay in a "regular" class in order to achieve all 4's on the report card.

  5. #15
    Thanks for the clarification, it definitely affects my order of preferences.

  6. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by nanerssonne View Post
    yes, except 166. they have a tour on 5/6. Also, sign up for 217 ASAP as their 10-11 slot is already filled.
    We were able to sign up for the PS 217 10am tour this morning.

  7. #17
    any update for P.S 85 open house on 4/30 ??? 830am? 245Pm?

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    Yes. 9:00 AM on 4/29 and 4/30

  9. #19
    Thanks nanerssone

  10. #20
    From what I heard

    ps 150 is the only G&T program in district 30 with acceleration in math. When it comes state test time for math, it will be easier since the students are already learning 1 grade ahead.

    Ps 122 is a very big school, but parents tend to be more affluent in general so the kids have lots of enrichment (outside of school).

    Ps 166 is well known for a harmonious environment among school administration and parents, a lot of parents like this.

    Ps 85 is a balanced school yet the biggest issue maybe it's very close proximity to the subway track.

    Q217, parents are even more affluent than ps 122. I heard they have high expectation for pta donation from each family.

    Q300 - citywide program that guarantees a middle school seat. The middle school division is housed in IS 126, some parents don't like it but it's still a guaranteed seat.

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