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Sealy ISD 
Gifted & Talented 

Vision The Sealy Independent School District, in collaboration with parents and community members, will recognize and actively support gifted and talented students so they may see academic growth and personal excellence in all learning environments.

Philosophy

The mission of Sealy Independents School District is to ensure that all children in the

district have equal access to a quality education that enables them to achieve their

potential now and in the future in the social, economic and educational opportunities of

our state and nation. Furthermore, the district believes that it has the profound mission

to provide a program that allows students to develop their potential intellectually,

physically and socially in order to be productive, responsible citizens.

The Sealy ISD Gifted and Talented (GT) Program recognizes that academically gifted

children often require a different learning climate and/or an accelerated curriculum.

These students learn at a faster rate, with greater depth and intensity, and require a

more stimulating curriculum. Too often, the general school program does not meet

their needs. As such, the Sealy ISD GT program seeks to identify and provide

advanced learners with the appropriate classroom instruction and services that help

them reach their fullest potential.

What does it mean to be gifted?

The state of Texas defines a gifted student as 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, creative, or artistic area;
  • possesses an unusual capacity for leadership; or
  • excels in a specific academic field.

These students require educational experiences beyond those typically provided by the regular school program.

2018-2019 Identification Timeline


Kindergarten

Grades 1-11

GT Screener given to 1st and 4th grade students

N/A

November 5th-9th

Referrals accepted from teachers, counselors,parents, and other interested persons

November 1st- December 7th

November 1st- December- 7th

GT assessments conducted after written parental permission obtained

January

February/March

GT Committee meets on grade completed assessments

February

April/May

Written parental permission for services obtained for identified students

February

May

Services begin for identified students

March 1st

August 2019

 

Gifted & Talented Coordinator Casey Schindler cschindler@sealyisd.com 979-885-6659

 

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