What does it mean for a student to be identified for gifted and talented services?
A gifted/talented student is a child or youth 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. (Texas Education Code §29.121)
SBISD has developed an identification process to efficiently assess students’ needs for the special educational services provided in the Gifted and Talented Program. This process is designed to be student-centered and collect a preponderance of data to determine if a student is in need of gifted services. If you have referred your student in previous years you may do so again by submitting the online form. Referrals can be submitted for Kindergarten - 11th grade students, excluding KIPP Courage and YES Prep at Northbrook.
September 21st - November 19th
Counselors will be in touch with more information about testing dates. The testing window will be from September 28th - January 29th. Students may be asked to bring their district issued device to school for testing. Saturday testing is also being offered, a testing response form will be sent after a student is referred where parents can select Saturday or weekday testing.
Every Monday a new PGP Anywhere week of learning will be made available. Contact your campus PGP teacher if you do not have access to the site.
SPIRAL courses in itslearning should be available by Wednesday September 2nd. If your student does not see their course by then, please email firstname.lastname@example.org