TGCS Admissions/Eligibility Requirements
To participate in TGCS programs, children four years and older in preschool, elementary school, or middle school must be evaluated to determine eligibility via a TGCS-approved IQ test administered by a certified or licensed psychologist. Unlike an academic or standardized test, an IQ test measures how a child thinks, not how academically proficient a child may be. In addition to his/her full-scale IQ score, a child’s general mental ability, social/emotional maturity, and the pscyhologist’s professional recommendations will be considered.
IQ Testing Services At TGCS
TGCS offers IQ testing services onsite at our corporate office in Allendale, New Jersey, for a fee. Complete the form below to schedule an appointment with TGCS. Your child(ren)’s IQ test results will be submitted to the TGCS Eligibility Committee for Admissions review.
If you choose to retain an alternate certified or licensed psychologist to assess your child’s IQ, the psychologist must complete and return the form below with a copy of his/her current certification or license.
TGCS Eligibility and Membership
TGCS eligibility is required for participation in TGCS programming. To be considered for eligibility, a child must be four years old and diagnosed as gifted by a certified or licensed psychologist via a TGCS-approved IQ test, with which a full-scale IQ score of 130 or higher must be attained. The full-scale IQ score and additional information relevant to each candidate is considered as part of his/her egibility evaluation.
Once diagnosed as gifted and TGCS eligibility requirements are met, a gifted child becomes a Member of TGCS and is then welcome to participate in all the special programs and services TGCS has to offer. TGCS Membership is in effect from January 1 through December 31 of each calendar year and must be renewed annually.
Thank you for your interest and we look forward to welcoming your gifted child to TGCS!
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