Gifted & Talented Department

Program Description

Aldine ISD provides a Gifted and Talented Program that is a subject-specific academic program. Placement into the program is commensurate with the characteristics and strengths of the subject identified. Identification is ongoing. Screening for the GT program begins in Kindergarten and continues through 12th grade.

AISD GT Service Design

Students identified for GT services are assured an array of learning opportunities, including working with age peers, intellectual peers, and working independently, during the school day and through co-curricular or extracurricular activities. Grade appropriate research skills are incorporated in the curriculum through open-ended assignments, providing a continuum of learning experiences that lead to the development of advanced-level products and/or performances.

At the secondary level, participation in Pre-AP, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Dual Credit courses offer students the depth and complexity of college level coursework. Participation in each of these programs offers opportunities for students to earn college credit while enrolled in high school.

Program Goals

The district’s goals for gifted and talented students are aligned to the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented students:

  • Goal 1: Student Assessment
    District assessment instruments and gifted/talented identification procedures will provide students an opportunity to demonstrate their diverse talents and opportunities.
  • Goal 2: Program Design
    A flexible system of viable service options will provide a research-based learning continuum that is developed and consistently implemented throughout the district to meet the needs and reinforce the strengths and interests of gifted/talented students.
  • Goal 3: Curriculum and Instruction
    Curriculum and Instruction for gifted/talented students will consist of differentiating the general curriculum through depth, complexity, and flexible pacing.
  • Goal 4: Professional Development
    Ongoing professional development will ensure that all personnel involved in the planning, development, or delivery of services to gifted and talented students have the expertise necessary to offer appropriate options and differentiated curriculum
  • Goal 5: Family/Community Development
    The district will involve family and community members in services designed for gifted/talented students throughout the school year.

Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students

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