New to SBISD

GT Status Transfers

If your child was identified and participating in GT services in another public school district - and will now enroll in SBISD - you may apply to have their GT status transferred. 

We require a copy of GT records (sometimes called a profile or matrix) and test scores from the previous district, along with a Parent Referral Form (found below). You may submit this paperwork to your school counselor or directly to our office: 

Please note that all districts use a different identification standard.  If the SBISD Transfer Committee requires more information to make a decision, your child may be offered the opportunity to for additional testing.

2020 GT Summer Evaluation

Summer testing is appropriate for students in the following situations:

  1. Student moved into SBISD after the GT referral deadline for the previous school year.
  2. Student is entering SBISD from a private school or home school.
  3. Student is transferring in from another public school district without a GT program.

For families meeting these criteria, a Summer Evaluation may be requested for students entering grades 1-11. Entering kindergarten students will go through the regularly scheduled GT evaluation process in the fall of their kindergarten year.

The dates for 2020 Summer Testing are Tuesday, August 4th and Wednesday, August 5th.  Additional details are coming soon.

If you wish to refer a student for the Summer Testing program, please click here to fill out the registration form.

For all questions about transferring to SBISD or Summer testing, please email


The Parent Referral Form is required for both GT Transfer requests and Summer Evaluation. Teacher Observation is optional for both. Teachers may also submit a letter of recommendation to Advanced Academics in lieu of the Observation Inventory.

Parent referral form


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