Grades Kinder - 5th G/T Services
Instruction at the elementary level (grades K-5) is achieved through a pull-out program and students identified to receive G/T services are provided accelerated instruction in all four core areas. Instruction and activities will align to district G/T standards that support critical content standards in Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics, and Science.
Scheduling will be individualized per each campus to best meet the needs of the G/T students. Students served in this program will not be penalized for missing regular classroom time. The elementary G/T facilitators will coordinate with classroom teachers to address issues of assignments and grades. Students served through this pull-out program will not be penalized for missing regular classroom time.
Grades 6th - 8th G/T Services
Students at the middle school level (grades 6-8) may be scheduled into Humanities, Pre Biology, and/or Pre-AP Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics and/or Science classes. All options follow grade-level Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKs) but are academically advanced courses designed to challenge gifted and/or motivated students to understand the rigorous content.
Humanities combines Language Arts/Social Studies block focusing on interdisciplinary instruction, critical thinking, and advanced academics. Students are expected to communicate mastery of Social Studies content through mastery of the ELA standards.
Pre Biology compacts and Accelerates 6th-8th grade Science TEKS and students will then take PreAP Biology in 8th grade.
Grades 9th - 12th G/T Services
Students at the high school level (grades 9-12) have several options for their G/T service: Colloquium, Pre-AP, AP and Dual Credit college courses.
Colloquium is a Language Arts and Social Studies blend (Humanities) based on interdisciplinary studies of the two disciplines. Gifted students are also serviced through a variety of Pre-AP, AP and Dual Credit options.
AP courses are collegiate-level courses taught in a high school setting possibly cumulating to the taking of an AP exam where a qualifying score of a 3 or higher may enable students to receive college credit and/or advanced standings at a university or college.
Dual Credit is a college-level course taught in a high school setting or can be taken at the college or university while still in high school.