Mark Twain Intermediate Schoolfor the Gifted & Talented Admissions 2011-2012
AGENDA • Overview of the process • Guided tours of school and specific programs • Staff will be available to answer questions throughout • the program • Please be courteous while you are walking around our school. • Please don’t crowd in the classrooms! • Letters of attendance for work / school are available upon • the end of the program.
The Process… • Step 1 • Receive a Request for Testing (RFT) from either your current elementary school or local DOE enrollment center • Step 2 • Complete the (RFT) and return to your current elementary school or local DOE enrollment center • Step 3 • Complete the application that will be distributed in November • Step 4 • Testing will occur in January and February
Completing the (RFT) In-District 21 • Select two talent areas you wish to test / audition for • MAKE SURE the talents are offered at the school that you want to apply to • Indicate day that you CAN NOT test on due to religious observance • You must provide a copy of 504 accommodation if applicable Out of District 21 • (OD) can only apply to Mark Twain • Select two talent areas that you want to test for • Indicate day that you CAN NOT test on due to religious observance • You must provide a copy of 504 accommodation if applicable
Completing the Application • Personal applications will be generated by the DOE for all Middle Schools students based on their eligibility • Applications will be distributed at your current elementary schools or mailed to private schools • Make sure you apply to Mark Twain! • Return your completed application to your current elementary school or local DOE borough enrollment center
Testing • Testing will occur on the last two weekends in January and the first weekend in February • You will receive a letter indicating your date and time for testing • Review testing information document that you received today (also available on line) • Come prepared and GOOD LUCK!
Timeline • October (RFT) available • October 21st (RFT) form due • November- Middle School applications will be distributed • December 16th -MS Applications due • January / February Testing • May-Decision Letters distributed • June-Appeal Letters distributed
Frequently Asked Questions • Will busing be available? • Busing is ONLY available to sixth grade students who are zoned for MS in D21 and meet the DOE distance requirement • Which talent areas should I test for? • Test in the areas that you feel MOST confident in • What’s on the test? • Review the documents distributed that have information about each talent area test
Questions? • Please visit our website for updates is239schoolwires.com • Call our Admissions Office (718) 449-6697