Gifted Education

The general goal of our GT services is to provide a differentiated educational experience for gifted and talented students in the district.

The Nacogdoches ISD Programs for gifted and talented students provide instructional opportunities and other services designed to meet the unique needs of students with significantly advanced general intellectual ability and/or specific subject matter aptitude in language arts, science, social studies and/or mathematics. These programs shall provide an appropriately differentiated curriculum and ensure the students are instructed in all essential elements and demonstrate an acceptable degree of mastery. As needed, the services will modify delivery of instruction for students by accelerating and/or providing for greater depth, more complex content, and enrichment activities. GT services are available in kindergarten-12th grades. Teachers serving identified GT students will meet the state requirements necessary for assignment of gifted and talented students. In NISD, our goals are to:

·        Identify students in kindergarten through grade twelve (K-12) who are in need of gifted services.

·        Provide an array of learning opportunities for students who are identified for gifted services.

·        Implement evaluation procedures to assess student progress/performance in services and to evaluate procedures for effective services, service continuation, service refinement, and service expansion.

·        Develop and/or identify appropriate curricula, instruction, and materials to support services and student goals.

·        Provide trained professionals, teachers, administrators, and counselors on each campus with knowledge and skills necessary to provide services for identified students.

·        Include parent and community feedback in the development of appropriate gifted services.