Gifted and Talented
The Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted and Talented Students defines the gifted student as a child or youth performing or showing the potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment, and who:
- Exhibits high performance capability in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area;
- Possesses an unusual capacity for leadership; or
- Excels in a specific academic field. (Texas Education Code 29.121; 1995)
Midlothian ISD provides a program for students in grades K-12 who have been identified as exceptionally able. The Gifted and Talented Program at all levels is designed to provide opportunities to meet unique social, emotional, and intellectual needs of gifted and talented students.
Elementary Gifted & Talented Referrals for Spring 2019
Midlothian ISD provides a program for students in K-12 who have been identified as exceptionally able. The Gifted and Talented Program at all levels is designed to provide opportunities to meet unique social, emotional, and intellectual needs of gifted and talented students. Referrals for the Gifted and Talented Program may be made by parents, teachers, students, counselors, or community members. Students may be referred each year, but prior testing data may be considered valid for 2 years.
Referral Windows for Spring 2020 Grades K-5
The Kindergarten referral window will run from December 2, 2019, through December 20, 2019. Parents of Kindergarten students identified as Gifted and Talented will be notified in writing by March 1, 2020.
All other elementary referrals, grades 1-5, will be accepted from February 18, 2020 through March 5, 2020, with testing being conducted in March, April and May. Parents of 1st-5th grade students identified as Gifted and Talented will be notified in writing by May 28, 2020 in the final report card.
Parents may request a referral packet by contacting your child’s teacher or school counselor. If you have questions regarding referral or testing for the GT program, please contact your child’s counselor.
There will be a GT Parent Information Meeting on November 19, 2019 at 5:30 at the Midlothian ISD Administration Building Board Room. All parents interested are invited to attend. There will also be GT Parent Information Meetings held at each campus providing the same information in the spring.