Our experience in NYC gifted and Toronto gifted was vastly different. NYC gifted gave choices based on your score. So if you had a top score you could be in Anderson or PS9, where most of the kids, aside from siblings already at the school, who were all 99+ percentile. So the classroom was very different and you could do more math. In Toronto, you just took the top scorers for a school district. There were plenty of kids in gifted who couldn't do the regular math. Hence, why in Toronto, most kids that got into DD's HG school grades 7-12, have taken accelerated math outside of school for years. Gifted is not one size fits all.