From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun
Parents or guardians of students in Kindergarten to fifth grade are invited to attend an informational session on Thursday regarding the Gifted and Talented (GT) Program at CISD at 6 p.m. in the Sam Houston Elementary School Auditorium.
The Gifted and Talented students are those who perform at or show the potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment, and who exhibit high performance capability in intellectual, creative, or artistic area; possess an unusual capacity for leadership; or excel in a specific academic field.
Currently, students in the GT program on all campuses in grades first through fifth attend a pull-out GT class one full day each week on a common campus — Sam Houston Elementary.
For those students and parents who are interested in the program, nomination is the first step in the process. Parents, teachers and peers may make nominations. If a parent nominates a child, the child’s teacher will be asked to provide nomination information to supplement the application. All students who are nominated for the GT program will be screened, provided parent/guardian permission for testing. The screening phase does include several instruments, including both quantitative and qualitative measures.
A campus selection and placement committee reviews the data and makes a final decision based on analysis of the collected information.
To learn more about the GT program parents/guardians are encouraged to attend the information session, or may contact Laura Green at firstname.lastname@example.org.