Gifted and Talented

Discovery Program

Position Statement

The Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District recognizes that outstanding talents are present in children and youth from all cultural groups, across all economic strata, and in all areas of human endeavor. 

Los Fresnos CISD identifies and serves elementary students in the area of general intellectual ability through differentiated curriculum and instruction in the four (4) core areas, ELAR, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Secondary students are identified and served in one or more Honors, AP and/or Dual Enrollment courses in the four (4) core content areas. 



Los Fresnos CISD - Gifted & Talented Program
 

Los Fresnos CISD accepts the definition for gifted/talented students as defined by Section 29.121 of the Texas Education Code:

A gifted/talented student is 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

  • exhibits high performance capability in an intellectual area; or

  • excels in a specific academic field. 


Parent Resources

Parent Resources

Parent Newsletter
October 2019 
November 2019
December 2019

Parent Organizations & Support Groups

 

National Association for Gifted Children

NAGC's mission is to support those who enhance the growth and development of gifted and talented children through education, advocacy, community building, and research. We aim to help parents and families, K-12 education professionals including support service personnel, and members of the research and higher education community who work to help gifted and talented children as they strive to achieve their personal best and contribute to their communities.

 TX Association for the Gifted & Talented              TAGT strives to provide parents with tools and resources that will assist them in understanding and meeting the unique needs of their gifted and talented children through awareness, advocacy, and action. It is important for parents to be good advocates for their gifted child and for gifted education in general. Depending on the circumstances and the specific needs of your child this may require a number of different strategies. 

 Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted

 

Founded in 1981, following the suicide of a gifted student in Michigan, SENG has worked to offer support and guidance to the gifted community, through education, research, and connection. With the right intellectual and emotional support, gifted people can accept themselves and fulfill the potential of their incredible capabilities. And, perhaps more importantly, they can learn to work with their high sensitivities to feel balanced, happy, and at peace. 

 

Teacher Resources

Teacher Resources

 Texas GT program Implementation resources  

Texas G/T Program Implementation Resource  
(outside source)


TPSP  The Texas Performance Standards Project 
(outside source)
 
GT Equity  Equity in G/T Education 
(outside source)
 
Gifted and talented teacher toolkit Gifted/Talented Teacher Toolkit I 
(outside source) 
Gifted and talented teach toolkit 2 Gifted/Talented Teacher Toolkit II 
(outside source) 
ESTUDIOS  Estudios, A J. K. Javits Grant Program
(outside source)
 
TX State Plan (TEA, 2019)

The Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students
(State Plan) - revised 2019


Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted Talented Students  English

English Version (PDF, 160 KB)    

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Spanish Version (PDF, 181 KB) 



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