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GISD Gifted/Talented Services Referral

GISD will begin the referral process for students in grades K-5 on November 1, 2016. 

The referral period will begin on November 1, 2016 and end November 18, 2016 at 3:00 PM.

After referrals are submitted, consent for testing forms will be sent home. Assessment will begin in January 2017.

A student may be referred by teachers, counselors, parents, or any adult knowledgeable of the student.  Once a student is referred for assessment, a variety of information is gathered on each student.  No single test score or referral will qualify a child for G/T services.

If a person wishing to make a referral is unable to come to the school, he/she may call the school counselor and the form will be made available electronically or sent with the student.

Once all information is gathered, a Campus Selection Committee will meet to determine a student’s need for qualification.  The program focuses on developing higher order thinking skills, critical thinking, problem solving, and research skills with an emphasis in the four core academic areas. 

Click this link to learn more: Parent Referral Information

If an individual wishes to refer a student for G/T qualification, he/she may request the necessary information from the student’s campus counselor or click the link below. 

Click here for the G/T referral form: G/T referral form-English or G/T referral form-Spanish

All forms must be completed and returned to the school counselor by 3:00 PM on November 18, 2016.

For any referrals submitted after the deadline, the adult making the referral MUST CONTACT Janet Newton, Advanced Academics Coordinator at

For more information about GISD Gifted/Talented identification and services, please plan to attend a Parent Awareness Session. 

Click here for more details: Parent Pathways Flyer