Gifted & Talented

17 days ago

Gifted and Talented

The Gifted & Talented program is provided for students K-12 who excel in a specific academic field (language arts, social studies, math/science, and/or creative and productive thinking). In order to prepare students for real world experiences and to promote achievement and self-esteem, gifted students at the elementary level are serviced through a GT pull out program as a part of their enrichment curriculum. At the secondary level, GT students are continued to be offered GT Pull Out Services during enrichment opportunities and also have access to accelerated math and advanced english classes in Middle school, and are offered Dual Credit courses in High School. The program is designed to develop and expand problem-solving and critical thinking skills, provide creative outlets for expression, and excite curiosity in the quest for knowledge while stimulating a life long desire for learning. A differentiated curriculum inclusive of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills allows for a variety of learning opportunities leading toward the development of advanced level products and performances.  Students may be nominated  by staff, parents, self, or others. All nominated students will be assessed after receipt of parent permission during our annual evaluation window opens in January. Testing may be completed in small group or individual settings at the discretion of the staff. Final selection is determined by a committee of three educators trained in gifted education. Secondary students must be enrolled in an advanced courses or dual credit course to maintain GT status.   Identified GT students transferring into the district who have records of comparable testing may be eligible for provisional placement in the program. A selection committee will review the results and observe the student's performance prior to continued placement or recommended exit from the program. Parents or students may appeal any final decision of the selection committee regarding selection for, or removal, from the program. Appeals are first made to the campus selection committee. 
Annual GT Identification Window for Nominations:January 1st - January 31st
For Additional Information about Nominations or GT Services, please reach out to 
Katie ElrodGT