The window to have your kindergarten student tested for the Gifted and Talented program is now open. The window will close on January 29th. Please read over the information below for more information.

A “gifted and talented student” means a child 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, creative or artistic area
possesses an unusual capacity for leadership; or
excels in a specific academic field.

Texas Education Code:
This definition is now codified in The Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students (TexasEducation Agency, 2009), it is the basis for identification and services that must be provided for gifted and talented students in Texas.

The window to refer a kindergarten student to be assessed for the Gifted and Talented program is now open. For a student to qualify for the GT program, multiple criteria must be met. Both the parent and teacher will complete a SIGS form (Scales for Identifying Gifted Students), plus both cognitive and academic testing will be administered. Each parent of a referred student will receive either an acceptance or DNQ (did not qualify) letter after the testing is completed and a campus GT committee has met.

If you wish to have your child tested for the Gifted and Talented program, please complete this form by January 29th.

GT Testing Request Form

If you have any questions about our GT program and the testing process please contact our school counselor Ms. Juneau at jeannejuneau@celinaisd.com.

Before requesting a referral, please note the differences below between a high-achieving

student and an identified gifted and talented one:

High-Achieving, Bright Child vs. Gifted-Talented Child

• Knows the answers Asks the questions
• Is interested Is highly curious
• Is attentive Mental/physical involvement
• Works hard Plays around yet tests well
• Answers the questions Discusses in detail and elaborates
• Top group Beyond the group
• Listens with interest Shows strong feelings & opinions
• Learns with ease Already knows
• Needs 6-8 repetitions for mastery Needs 1-2 repetitions to master
• Understands ideas Constructs abstractions
• Enjoys peers Prefers adults
• Grasp the meaning Draws inferences
• Completes assignments Initiates projects
• Is receptive Is intense
• Is pleased with own learning Is highly self-critical