Gifted & Talented Service Design

  • Elementary (K-4)

    The Elementary Gifted Program is a pullout program which provides the GT student the opportunity to work with a GT Specialist on each elementary campus.

    • Kindergarten (beginning by March 1) – 1 hour per week

    • First Grade – minimum of 1 hour per week

    • Second Grade – minimum of 2 hours per week

    • Third Grade – minimum of 3 hours per week

    • Fourth Grade – minimum of 4 hours per week

     

    Intermediate Level (5-6)

    Intermediate students in Grades 5 and 6 as served through Social Studies with a GT trained teacher.  Students participate in project-based learning and develop a TPSP project.

     

    Middle Level/Secondary Level (7-12)

    In our middle school and high school, GT students will receive complexity and rigor through subject-specific Pre-AP and AP courses offered. Each Pre-AP course follows the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) with additional ancillary materials to enhance the rigor and quality of instruction for the GT student as well as collaborative projects and community involvement.

    The AP courses at the high school level allow GT students to participate in college-level coursework and earn college credit through Advanced Placement exams in May.  These courses are approved by the College Board as comparable to higher education courses and are audited for their quality of instruction and rigor prior to approval.

    In AP classrooms, the focus is not on memorizing facts and figures.  Instead, GT students engage in intense discussions, solve problems collaboratively, and learn to write clearly and persuasively.  According to the College Board reports, students who participate in AP courses have a higher percentage of success in college than students enrolled in regular courses.