Gifted and Talented Students
Gifted and Talented students are those who perform at or show 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 usual capacity for leadership; or
· excels in a specific academic field.
The nomination period is open district-wide through January for Kindergarten - 12th grade. After nominations are received, the school counselor sends home a parent survey and permission letter to begin the assessment process. The student’s teacher also completes a survey. Students are assessed in February. After assessments take place, a Gifted and Talented committee uses the student’s assessment profile to determine if a student demonstrates an educational need to be serviced through the gifted and talented program. Students receive services beginning March 1 of the current school year.
Opportunities for Gifted Learners
Texas State Performance Standards - Students have the opportunity to exercise voice as they pursue cross curricular learning experiences and research projects of the Texas State Performance Projects. Based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, these projects may be independent or collaborative and focus on the foundational content areas of English language arts/reading, mathematics, science and social studies. As part of this exploration, students demonstrate their present knowledge gained, learning how to organize, synthesize and present information to an audience.
UIL A+ Academics - Students in grades 2-12 have the opportunity to participate in UIL A+ Academic events.
Dual Credit Courses - Students in grades 9-12 have the opportunity to enroll in dual credit course through Trinity Valley Community College.