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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- Mrs. Alvarez   
Garrett Elementary- Mrs. LaFleur
Monahan Elementary- Mrs. Eggert
Royalwood Elementary- Ms. Moreno
Sheldon Elementary- Mrs. Fournier
Sheldon Lake Elementary- Ms. Brasfield
King Middle School- Ms. James
Null Middle School- Mr. Gonzalez
C.E. King High School- Dr. Orellana
 
Gifted & Talented Testing Calendar
2023-2024 Referral Windows (Grades 1-12)
  • September 8- September 22, 2023 (elementary only)
  • September 19- September 29, 2023 (secondary only)
  • November 6 - November 17, 2024
  • February 12- February 23, 2024
 
Testing Windows (Grades 1-12)
  • October 2- October 20, 2023 (Grades 6-12)
  • Saturday, October 14, 2023 (Grades 1-5)
  • Saturday, January 20, 2024 (Grades 1-5)
  • Saturday, March 2, 2024 (Grades 1-5)
Kindergarten Referral and Testing
  • Referral Window: December 11, 2023-January 12, 2024
  • Testing: January 16 - February 16, 2024
 
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
 
Parent Communication consists of Remind101, along with access to student monthly calendars.  Please use the code below for your child's grade level to join the Gifted and Talented Remind 101:
 
First Grade: @44ea6hc
Second Grade: @993bh8b
Third Grade: @97kd3g
Fourth Grade: @38g4ek
Fifth Grade: @dfk3c8
Sixth-Twelfth Grade: Please join Parent Square, information on the district website.
 
Parent Group:
G.I.F.T.E.D. (Giving Inspiration, Fostering Talents, Encouraging Dreams) is the Sheldon ISD parent group.  For more information, please use the Remind 101 code (@sisdgifted) to join and collaborate with parents and community members.
 
If you would like more information from Sheldon ISD staff, responsible for Gifted and Talented, please contact
 
Rosa Ramos- District Gifted and Talented Specialist  [email protected]
Agnes Chavez- Elementary Gifted and Talented Lead Teacher   [email protected]
 
 
 
Elementary Gifted and Talented Expo 2023