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Old 11-13-2009, 07:53 AM
 
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Default Gifted Classes on Long Island

Hello,

We are a family with two gifted children that have recently moved to Long Island from Manhattan. Previously in Manhattan, the children attended talented and gifted programs. Unfortunately, the school district we moved into does not have any gifted classes and the children are not being challenged. Are there any school districts on long island that have separate classes for the gifted, similar to the ones in Manhattan? Any information you can provide will greatly be appreciated.

Thank you so much for all you help.
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Old 11-13-2009, 10:40 AM
 
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Long Island School for the Gifted is your best bet.
They teach from Kindergarten to 9th grade.
It is a private school but you can receive financial assistance if you need it.
I went there and I feel it prepared me more than any public school could have.
It's in South Huntington.
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Old 11-13-2009, 11:41 AM
 
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Many LI school districts start their gifted programs after 3rd or 4th grade only.
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Old 11-13-2009, 02:42 PM
 
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Many LI school districts start their gifted programs after 3rd or 4th grade only.

That is very true.

In addition, CW Post offers classes for gifted children on Saturdays. It starts for kindergarten aged children and there is a fee.
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Old 11-13-2009, 02:45 PM
 
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How much do these programs cost? Have you thought about sending them to a boarding school? Depending on the school, it may be just as rigorous as a gifted school.

Can you talk about moving your children up a grade?
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Old 11-13-2009, 03:12 PM
 
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Hello,

We are a family with two gifted children that have recently moved to Long Island from Manhattan. Previously in Manhattan, the children attended talented and gifted programs. Unfortunately, the school district we moved into does not have any gifted classes and the children are not being challenged. Are there any school districts on long island that have separate classes for the gifted, similar to the ones in Manhattan? Any information you can provide will greatly be appreciated.

Thank you so much for all you help.
What grades are your kids in? The application of educational resources to the "gifted" has shifted somewhat in the past ten years. Most districts don't start to provide enhanced curricula until the 3rd, 4th or 5th grades. When we first moved to the north shore a separate class was provided for the gifted kids. Today, a team of teachers moves from class to class pulling out select students to work on extra-curricular projects and subjects.
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Old 11-13-2009, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Huntington
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Pullouts hardly break up the monotony for a smart kid, and it can serve to stigmatize them as well. TVCSD has the only public school self-contained gifted and talented program on LI that starts in the fourth grade and ends with the 6th grade - they have the last of the LI junior highs out there (used to be third grade when IG began but the school board managed to eliminate the third grade when no one was looking nor monitoring the board meetings, and the board never, and I mean never, publicizes in any shape or form what will really be taking place at their meetings - part of their strategy so there's no opposition to anything - looks like the IG parents weren't doing their job at the time of eliminating third grade). Over the years there's been a strong push to eliminate the program completely - lots of envious parents in Three Village who wanted their kids in the program, but whose kids didn't make the grade, so of course they wanted and currently want it gone.

My kids were bored to death for K-2 and came back to life through the IG program. That being said, it's not perfect, but socially it's very good for the smart kids to hang out with each other and not feel like geeks. Boosts their self esteem which usually erodes when they're at the very top of the class, bored, and have a hard time relating to kids who think at 1/4 of their speed.

The LI School for the Gifted (sometimes I wonder what kind of gift it really is to be extra brainy - usually it causes much jealousy from other parents more than their kids) is probably the best bet overall - it starts early and ends later than the TVCSD IG program and certainly beats out any pullout program out there.
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Old 11-17-2009, 12:10 AM
 
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How much do these programs cost?

Can you talk about moving your children up a grade?
CW Post's Saturday gifted program was around $1700 a semester 3-4 years ago, not sure how much it is now. Hofstra also has gifted Sat classes and summer camp.

Moving kids up a grade is very rare, probably because of what administrators see as socialization issues.


jplm, just curious, what district are you in that doesn't have any gifted programs? As far as I know that doesn't sound like the norm for LI. We live in a school district that's considered middle of the road, not great but not bad either, and there's a decent gifted program that starts in 3rd grade.
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Old 05-25-2010, 08:37 PM
 
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my district does not have a gifted program...we are in babylon schools. We were told the district never has and never will have a gifted program becuase it is a small district. We were told they don't want to differentiate the kids. Hmmmm......so my child is ultra-bored...we're thinking of moving.....
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Old 05-26-2010, 08:18 AM
 
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On LI, every child's gifted, at least according to the kid's parents
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