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Forestburg ISD Gifted & Talented Program

 

Gifted/Talented Services K–12 Public Announcement

Forestburg ISD is beginning the referral process for Gifted/Talented (G/T) services for the 2018–2019 school year. We are committed to providing challenging learning experiences for students with exceptional intellectual and creative thinking abilities. Referral does not guarantee admission into the G/T program. Anyone wishing to refer a student attending Forestburg ISD in kindergarten through 12th grade can pick up or request a copy of the referral form at the school office. This form must be returned to the school by October 31, 2018. Those unable to go by the school office should call 940-964-2323 and request a form to be sent to them.


Forestburg ISD Gifted/Talented Services K–12

Forestburg ISD is committed to meeting the needs of all students, including this special population. FISD students have many gifts and talents that range from academics to art, performance, and athletics. The services described below address the advanced academic needs of gifted and talented (G/T) students. FISD committed to recognizing and assisting G/T students in classes that meet their needs academically, as well as nurture their gifts and talents in other areas such as fine arts and athletics.  

Elementary Services (grades K-4)

G/T pull-out classes allow the students the opportunity to express their gifts and talents. The Texas Performance Standards Project (www.texaspsp.org) will be used as a guide for the independent study projects. Technology based instruction that encourages higher order thinking in a group setting will also be a method used in this setting.

Middle School/ Junior High Services (grades 5-8)

G/T students receive services during their academic enrichment class period with a G/T-certified teacher. The class (which is already built into the weekly schedule) allows the G/T-certified teacher to coordinate interdisciplinary independent study units for the identified students. In these classes, students will work on projects in advanced technology studies as well as creative projects. The Texas Performance Standards Project (www.texaspsp.org) will be used as a guide for independent study projects.

High School Services (grades 9-12)

G/T services at the high school level prepare students for college-level work. G/T students receive services during their academic enrichment class period with a G/T-certified teacher. The class (which is already built into the weekly schedule) allows the G/T-certified teacher to coordinate interdisciplinary independent and group study units for the identified students. In these classes, students will work on projects in advanced technology studies and other creative endeavors. The Texas Performance Standards Project (www.texaspsp.org) will be used as a guide for independent study projects.

Students can enroll in Dual Enrollment at the nearby Junior College. Junior or senior G/T students have an option to take an Independent Study Class.  

All G/T students are encouraged to graduate the highest diploma a high school student can earn- weighted honors courses can help a student achieve that goal.