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Gifted and Talented Program

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:

  1. exhibits high performance capability in an intellectual, creative or artistic area;
  2. possesses an unusual capacity for leadership; or
  3. excels in a specific academic field.

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