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Secondary G/T Services

All gifted and talented middle school and high school students are required to enroll in at least one Honors, Pre-AP, or AP course each year and are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities in their areas of strength and interest.

The AP Program allows students to participate in college-level courses and potentially earn college credit while still attending high school. The Pre-AP Program serves as a preparatory program designed to provide students with the necessary skills to be successful in AP courses. In addition to 30 hours of Gifted and Talented professional development, AP teachers attend professional development in their specified content areas.

6th-8th Grade:  Gifted and Talented students will demonstrate self-directed learning, critical thinking, research, and communication skills. G/T students will develop innovative products and sophisticated performances that reflect individuality and creativity and are targeted at an audience outside the classroom. These services will be provided in conjunction with the Gifted/Talented Specialist and through the Advanced Academics Program, including honors classes and Advanced Placement courses.

9th - 12th Grade:  Gifted and Talented students will receive differentiated instruction through the Advanced Academics Program, including honors classes and Advanced Placement (AP) courses.

Credit-by- Exam for Acceleration and Dual Enrollment courses are further options for secondary gifted students to earn credit through accelerated and/or enriched study.

Distinguished Level Achievement:  Gifted and Talented students are encouraged to pursue the Distinguished Level of Achievement (DLA), which is the highest graduation program in the state of Texas. A student may earn a Distinguished Level of Achievement by successfully completing the curriculum required for the Foundation Graduation Plan with the addition of the following criteria:  

  • Completion of a coherent sequence of courses in one or more endorsements(s);
  • Four credits in mathematics, including Algebra II;
  • Four credits in science.