At LISD, we believe every student has the right to an academically challenging education in a nurturing and innovative learning environment. We are dedicated to developing the intellectual potential in all students and meeting the unique educational, social, and emotional needs of our identified Gifted and Talented students through a range of services designed to foster independent, life long learning.
LISD Gifted and Talented Mission:Through the establishment of secure and free learning environments, LISD GT students continuously seek out challenges to:1. Promote scholarly behaviors that discover, develop and leverage capacity2. Effectively communicate and collaborate3. Foster critical thinking by manipulating abstract ideas and making deep connections4. Promote creativity and innovation5. Develop self awareness and social consciousnessThe Gifted student will:
• Become aware of his or her own unique potential and learning style in order to develop these abilities for the betterment of self and society.• Utilize higher-level thinking skills to develop intellectual curiosity in critical, creative and productive thinking.
• Understand and apply the problem-solving process in a cooperative group setting through analysis and evaluation of a real-life situation.
• Develop reference skills for using multiple concepts and resources in synthesizing an advanced product.