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About the Program

The qualities and abilities of gifted children create special needs. The Gifted and Talented program recognizes these qualities and attempts to meet the unique needs of gifted learners and is designed to enhance their social, intellectual, and personal needs. Strategies appropriate and essential for the gifted are implemented in each class in order to provide learners with the opportunity to reach their academic potential

REFERRALS

To refer a student, complete a referral form and return to the campus office.

DEFINITION: GIFTED AND TALENTED STUDENTS

Gifted and Talented students are those who perform at or show the potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment and who exhibit high performance capability in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area, possess an usual capacity for leadership, and/or excel in a specific academic field. Gifted and Talented students are also defined as those who excel in their ability to think, reason, judge, invent, or create to the degree that they need special facilities and/or educational services in order that they may have the opportunity to achieve their potential while making increased meaningful contributions to society.

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Elementary

The elementary campus provides a pullout program for the gifted students in Coahoma ISD.  

The Academy program provides an array of learning opportunities for gifted/talented students in kindergarten through Grade 8.

We offer a project based curriculum utilizing units from the Texas Performance Standards Project. All grade levels learn research skills, create a professional product, and present their projects to an audience.

Junior High

The junior high provides advanced classes in reading and math.

High School

The high school provides Pre AP, AP, and dual credit classes. Juniors and Seniors can also participate in the Distinguished Mentor class.


If I need information about how to refer my child for testing, who do I contact

You can contact your campus office or the GT Coordinator at ext. 300. You can also print a referral form found on the home tab under Referrals, and return it to your campus office. We accept referrals at any time, and save them until the next testing session.

Does my child have to re-qualify as he or she moves from elementary school to middle school?

No. Students do not have to re-qualify for GT services when they move from elementary school to middle school or from middle school to high school. Once a student is identified as needing GT services, then he or she will continue to be enrolled in GT classes.

If my child was identified as gifted at another district, will they automatically receive services?

Our current guidelines do not allow us to automatically place previously identified gifted and talented students into the GT program until they are assessed and determined to be eligible. For previously identified students, Coahoma ISD strives to complete all required assessments within the first six weeks of enrollment.


Questions? Contact:

Kelly Wright

kwright@coahoma.esc18.net


Useful links:

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR GIFTED STUDENTS

TAGT

DUKE TIP

MENSA FOR KIDS

HOAGIE'S GIFTED