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DEFINITION OF GIFTED

The Texas Education Code defines "gifted and talented students" as 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 (TEC 29.121) .

  1. Exhibits high performance capability in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area;.
  2. Possesses an unusual capacity for leadership; or
  3. Excels in a specific academic field

Gifted and talented students are found in all cultures, socio-economic groups, geographic

locales, and environments.

 

REFERRAL

  • GT referral window opens from November 29th to December 16th
  • To submit a referral, please use the GT Nomination Form on this website or come to school in person
  • Teachers, counselors, or parents/guardians may nomination students for the gifted and talents program at any time.  Some students may be automatically nominated based on scores from universal screeners administered each semester or state testing
  • Students new to the district will be eligible for nomination during the next regular screening period, if they miss the schedules screening period for the newly enrolled school year
  • Students who have participated in a G/T program prior to entering the district will be placed provided their transfer records indicate they were admitted to a comparable program
  • All referrals must be submitted by Dec. 16th

 

PROCEDURE FOR SCREENING AND SELECTION

  1.  The screening/selection committee will be assembled by the campus administrator, counselor and other appropriate personnel.
  2. The identification criteria will include the following

  A. Creative assessment

  B. Grade level math and reading screener

  C. Student Interview

  D. Parent Interview

  E. Logical and spatial reasoning assessment

 

3. The screening/selection committee will review and evaluate appropriate data and will make             the final decision for placement options in the G/T program, based on the screening matrix.

4. Screening will be conducted by December for grades 1 through 12 and by February for                      Kindergarten.

 

NOTIFICATION

  • 1st, parents are notified by the school counselor via phone calls
  • 2nd, parents notification letters will be sent on March 2022
  • GT classes will begin on September of new school year

 

APPEALS

  • Parents, students, and/or educators may appeal the assessment decision in writing to the building principal or designee within two weeks of being notified of the placement decision.  At that time, the screening committee will consider any new data if appropriate. Any subsequent appeals shall be made in accordance with Board Policy FNG (Local) beginning at level two

 

PROGRAM DESIGN

  •  Project based learning
  •   Community service
  •   Job shadowing
  •  College visits/academic field trips
  •   Hands on learning
  •   Presentation skills as part of the summative assessment

Ben Milam Elementary School Coordinator

Blanca Howells

254 697 3641

bhowells@cameronisd.net

 

Cameron ISD Coordinator

Dr. Mistie Dakroub

254 697 3512

mdakroub@cameronisd.net

 

GT NOMINATION FORM

Click on the link for the nomination form

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