About Gifted & Talented

  • Texas Administrative Code 29.121: A gifted and talented student is a child who performs at or shows the potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment and who exhibits high-performance capability in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area; possesses an unusual capacity for leadership; or excels in a specific academic field.  The process for identifying such students include a needs assessment for the purpose of placing students into educational programs designed to develop their potential (Reichert, 1997)

    What are Gifted and Talented Services?

    Gifted and Talented Services (GT) provide academic enrichment services for identified students demonstrating superior intellectual giftedness through standardized aptitude and achievement tests, as well as GT characteristics scales, classroom Planned Experiences, and classroom work. 

    Service Design - Elementary

    GT Services are designed to develop critical and creative thinking skills, problem-solving skills, and reference skills for students demonstrating gifted abilities.  Service models designed to meet the needs of the children on Elementary campuses vary.  Please contact the GT facilitator on your child's campus to discuss their service model.

    Service Design – Middle School

    All identified G/T students grades 6 – 8, will be enrolled in a self-contained, grouped class per grade level. This class will be identified as GT ELAR (English, Language Arts & Reading). 

    Service Design - High School
    Gifted and Talented services are delivered through all Pre-AP and AP courses.  High School students who have qualified to receive GT services receive intentional services by 30 Hour GT Trained staff through Pre-AP and AP offerings at each High School.