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Gifted and Talented

Sheldon ISD provides a gifted program that equips students to develop:

  • critical and creative thinking skills in advanced content
  • skills that allow students to create and express innovative ideas effectively, create and exhibit products, and deliver performances of high quality
  • leadership skills that will allow for collaboration and problem-solving in group settings
  • respect and understanding for self and others, enabling students to function as productive citizens
  • artistic skills and talents that possess breadth, depth and quality
The purpose of the gifted and talented identification process is to identify and serve the special educational needs of students who “perform or show the potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment” (Texas Education Code §29.123). The process consists of three steps: referral, screening, and selection.

Students may be referred by parents, peers, community members, teachers, counselors, administrators, other professional personnel, or themselves. Referral forms are available on this site and in the front office on each campus.

For more information, please contact the campus Gifted and Talented Facilitator at your child's campus.  Campus facilitators are:
Carroll Elementary- Ms. Westbrook
Garrett Elementary- Ms. Esquivel
Monahan Elementary- Mrs. Eggert
Royalwood Elementary- Mrs. Castillo
Sheldon Elementary- Mrs. Fournier
Sheldon Lake Elementary- Mrs. Ramos
Gifted & Talented Testing Calendar
2019-2020 Nomination Windows (Grades 1-12)
  • September 16-September 27, 2019 (elementary only)
  • September 16-October 25, 2019 (secondary only)
  • November 4-November 15, 2019
  • February 10-February 21, 2019
Testing Windows (Grades 1-12)

  • September 30- October 16, 2019 (Grades 1-5 only)
  • November 18, 2019-January 10, 2020
  • February 24-March 31, 2020
Kindergarten Nominations and Testing
  • Nominations: December 2-December 19, 2019
  • Testing: January 8-February 14, 2020
Scholarships for GT Summer Programs

Scholarships are available for Gifted/Talented students who want to attend academic or artistic summer camps in the Greater Houston area. For more information, visit the TAGT website. Camps are available for students of all ages.
Gifted & Talented Handbook