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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.

 
Gifted & Talented Testing Calendar
2018-2019 Nomination Windows (Grades 1-12)
  • September 17-28, 2018 (elementary only)
  • September 17-October 26 (secondary only)
  • November 5-November 16, 2018
  • February 11-February 22, 2019
 
Testing Windows (Grades 1-12)

  • October 8-18, 2018 (Grades 1-5 only)
  • November 26, 2018-January 11, 2019
  • February 18-March 22, 2019
 
Kindergarten Nominations and Testing
 
  • Nominations: November 26-December 21, 2018
  • Testing: January 7-February 8, 2019
 
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.
 
Resources
 
Gifted & Talented Handbook