How do you support the needs of exceptional students across the largest city in US? The Gifted and Talented programs are one way the NYC Department of Education aims to do so. Each year families gear up for these assessments to be eligible for placement into the city’s top public schools. Last year Bright Kids NYC started the Gifted & Talent Scholarship as an ongoing pledge to provide families with the best preparation possible. After a year of success, Bright Kids NYC is pleased to announce that scholarship applications for the upcoming G&T Bootcamp season are now open.
Last year’s scholarship was awarded to nine students across various New York City Boroughs and backgrounds. 71% scored in the 90th percentile or above, qualifying for a district seat. “We at Bright Kids are extremely happy that we are able to offer the scholarship program again this year. It was a great success last year and we’ve incorporated feedback from past participants into this year’s program– so it’s only going to get better. Our hope in this second year is that we can help even more children earn top qualifying scores.”- Suzanne Lewis, Scholarship Coordinator. The goal of the Gifted and Talented Scholarship remains the same, to help families gain access to tutoring services that do not have the financial means to do so.
Eligible children will be able to participate in an 8-session Gifted and Talented Bootcamp at a reduced cost. The 8-session Bootcamp includes an initial diagnostic, individualized one-on-one tutoring in our downtown office, and preparation books for supplemental practice. Families must contribute at least $250 per child. Many G&T Scholarship families have expressed great appreciation for how the program has helped. “I just received [my child’s] score for the 2014 G&T test and he received an overall score of 95, high enough to allow him entry into our district G&T programs. I want to thank you and the wonderful staff at Bright Kids for granting him the scholarship and for the consistent, knowledgeable, and fun instruction that has now offered him a wider net of possibilities.” – 2013 G&T Scholarship Recipient. Beyond helping students to achieve high scores on the G&T exam, the G&T Scholarship Program helps to foster critical thinking skills and an overall love of learning.
Children applying for a scholarship must be entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2015. Recipients must be born during 2010 (January 1st, 2010 through December 31st, 2010) to be eligible for the scholarship. Be sure to apply right away; scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.The deadline is August 15, 2014.
To learn more about Bright Kids G&T Scholarship, visit http://www.bright-kids.com/nyc/services/gifted-talented-scholarship-program/.
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