Advanced Academics/GT

Advanced Academics

The Henrietta ISD Gifted and Talented program begins to formally test and identify students at the kindergarten level, as prescribed by TEA (Texas Education Agency). All students are given the ITBS test in kindergarten. Students scoring in the 95th percentile, and meeting other criteria, are placed in the gifted and talented program.

For students not identified at the kindergarten level, testing is available based on parent, teacher, self, or community nominations. Students are tested and selected on the basis of IQ, standardized tests, parent survey/inventory, teacher survey/inventory, and portfolios., Students must be in the 95th percentile in 3 of the 5 criteria.

Students who have been identified in another district and transfer to HISD are accepted into the GT program.

Students that are identified are challenged through Prime Time, field trips, and differentiation in the classroom.

Students who do not maintain a passing average may be placed on probation and eventually dismissed from the program. There is an appeals process outlined in the gifted and talented parent handbook.

Nominations are accepted in the fall, and an article is placed in the local newspaper giving those dates each year.

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