Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students State Goal for Services of Gifted Students

“Students who participate in services designed for gifted students will demonstrate skills in self-directed learning, thinking, research and communication as evidenced by the development of innovative products and performances that reflect individuality and creativity and are advanced in relation to students of similar age, experience, or environment.  High school graduates who have participated in services for gifted students will have produced products and performances of professional quality as part of their program services.”

Elementary School K-6

  • GT Lead Teacher at every elementary campus
  • Instruction provided by teachers with GT training
  • GT identified students are served in a GT cluster group (Grades 1-6)
  • Kindergarten through grade six receives classroom support from the GT Lead Teacher
  • Participation in a pull-out program from grades 1-6 during intervention and enrichment
  • Advanced resources and learning activities including GT literature circles, Planned Learning Experiences, Mentoring Mathematical Minds 
  • Interdisciplinary curriculum based on broad themes and concepts
  • Opportunities for critical and creative thinking, research and communication, independent investigations through the Texas Performance Standard Projects
  • Renzulli Learning Online Differentiation Tool (Grades 3-6)
  • Engaging and hands-on experiences
  • Out-of-school options including UIL A+

Secondary School 7-12

  • Differentiated instruction
  • Advanced and AP courses
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Opportunities to accelerate 
  • Instruction provided by teachers with GT training
  • Out of school options such as UIL, Academic Decathlon
  • Opportunities to earn college credit while still in high school through AP and IB exams, Dual Credit
  • STEM Academy at Martin High School 
  • Early College High School through Arlington Collegiate High School and Arlington College and Career High School