January 7, 2020
The New York City Department of Education has given PS9 a green light to transition to a Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM), which will move us away from the test-in Gifted and Talented (G&T) program that we currently have. This new programming will be in effect September 2020.
Discussions and plans for our school’s transition to an SEM will continue at monthly School Leadership Team, PTO and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion committee meetings. An FAQ about schoolwide enrichment and the G&T phase out will be developed by these teams.
The current in-house G&T test schedule stays in effect at PS9. Students whose scores qualify for a G&T offer for Fall 2020 will have options outside of PS9.
Stay tuned for additional information, and information sessions that will be planned for the near future.