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 assessment administered by a certified or licensed psychologist. Unlike academic or standardized tests, an IQ assessment 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.
Giftedness Screening Services / IQ Assessments At TGCS
TGCS offers giftedness screening services / IQ assessments at our corporate office in Allendale, New Jersey, for a fee. To request an IQ assessment for your child, complete the form below. TGCS’ Admissions Coordinator will contact you to schedule a date and time for your child’s appointment, in the order in which your request was received.
If you choose to have your child’s IQ assessment administered by a non-TGCS psychologist, the psychologist must complete and submit to TGCS the Admission Application below, along with a copy of his/her current psychologist certification or license, plus a copy of your child’s full IQ assessment report. Documents may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, with annual Membership dues.
Thank you for your interest and we look forward to welcoming your gifted child to TGCS!
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