Each school year, referrals are accepted for the LWISD Gifted and Talented Program. Students may be referred for assessment at any time by teachers, school counselors, parents/guardians, or other interested persons. All kindergarten students are automatically considered for the gifted program and will participate in pre-screening activities in the fall semester with assessment occurring in the spring semester for students referred for further consideration.
According to the Texas Education Code §29.121, 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, creative, or artistic area;
- possesses an unusual capacity for leadership; or
- excels in a specific academic field.
Lake Worth ISD identifies gifted students in grades kindergarten through twelve based on general intellectual ability. Assessment tools may include, but are not limited to, the following: achievement tests, intelligence tests, creativity tests, observational checklists completed by teachers and parents/guardians, student/parent conferences, student work products, and/or student portfolios.