To qualify for the program, candidates in grades 2-10 must have an IQ score of 130 or higher and/or tested in the 90th percentile or higher on state tests. A child can be accepted into the program as young as two years of age without an IQ score but must exhibit signs of giftedness as determined by the program director.
After filling out the New Student Application, every parent of a new applicant must call The Village East Gifted Program Long Island to set up an interview. Parents must provide their child's test scores, letters of recommendation and, if applicable, his/her school transcript. All these materials will be reviewed during the interview.