The term “Gifted and talented" (G/T) means a child or youth who performs at, or shows the potential for performing at, a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience or environment and who:
As defined in the Texas Education Code 29.121
History of the Gifted and Talented Program:
In 1977, the Texas Legislature passed its first legislation concerning the education of gifted/talented (G/T) students. In 1979, state funds for providing services to G/T children were made available, but providing such services was optional for school districts.
In 1987, the Texas Legislature mandated that all school districts must identify and serve G/T students at all grade levels. In 1990, The Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students was adopted, and in 1999, the Texas Performance Standards Project for Gifted/Talented Students (TPSP) was created.
Alvarado ISD is committed to meeting the unique needs of G/T students by expanding instructional strategies, implementing rigors curriculum, and providing a project-based learning program.
Lori Nunez, Ed.D.
Chief Special Programs Officer
(817) 783-6800 ext: 1041