Roosevelt Island Parents Learn About PS/IS 217 Gifted & Talented Program At December 14 Education Forum - Eligibility, Testing, Class Size & More Discussed
A Roosevelt Island Gifted & Talented (G&T) Education Forum
Image From NYC Gifted & Talented Handbook
took place December 14 at PS/IS 217 presented jointly by Manhattan Community Board 8's Youth & Education and Roosevelt Island Committees.
As previously reported:
Learn about the G&T test, the G&T curriculum, school choice and options for students.Below is video of the Roosevelt Island PS/IS 217 G&T Forum.
Bring your questions about the G&T test and how the curriculum differs from the regular curriculum of PS 217, and other topics.
Program sponsored by Roosevelt Island Residents Association, Roosevelt Island Committee and Youth and Education Committee of Manhattan Community Board 8, PS/IS 217 and the PTA of PS/IS 217.
- Daniel Hildreth, Enrollment Director, New York City Department of Education
- Mandana Beckman, Principal, PS/IS 217
- G&T curriculum educators at PS/IS 217
- Parents of students enrolled in the G&T program
Part 1 - NYC Department of Education Gifted & Talented Program Enrollment Director Dan Hildreth discusses and takes questions about application procedures, enrollment eligibility, testing and more.
Part 2 - More questions from parents including class size, future of program for higher grades, priority seating for district 2 families, eligibility scores, waiting lists.
Part 3 -PS/IS 217 Principal Mandana Beckman and staff describe the school's G&T program.
Part 4 - PS/IS 217 G&T teacher describes learning philosophy and Principal Beckman describes testing, transportation and waiting list process. RIRA President/CB8 Committee member Jeff Escobar praised PS/IS 217 General Education Program
More information on PS/IS 217 available at the NYC Department Of Education (DOE) web portal including 2014 -2015 School Quality Snapshot Statistics.
Also, information available at the PS/IS 217 PTA web site and previous blog posts.
NYC DOE Gifted & Talented Resources Page is here.