According to information provided through the Texas Education Agency website, "The state's goal is to ensure that students who participate in services designed for gifted/talented students will demonstrate skills in self-directed learning, thinking, research, and communication. This is evident by the development of innovative products and performances that reflect individuality and creativity are advanced in relationship to students of similar age,experience, or environment. High school graduates who participated in services for gifted/talented students will have produced products and performances of professional quality as part of their program services."
The Texas Education agency defines a "gifted/talented 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. (Texas Education Code Sec. 29.12
- All districts in the state of Texas are required to establish a process for identifying and servicing G/T students as well as developing programs at each grade level. GPISD is committed to ensuring that the state's expectations are not only met, but accounted for, as we continue to expand and improve our G/T program for our students right here at MAC!