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Goal for Services
Students who participate in services designed for gifted students will demonstrate skills in self-directed learning, thinking, research, and communication as evidenced by the development of innovative products and performances that are advanced in relation to students of similar age, experience, or environment and reflect individuality and creativity.

The purpose of the Royal ISD Gifted and Talented program is to meet the learning needs of all gifted students through an academic acceleration model for the intellectually gifted.

A variety of strategies are employed in order to differentiate the curriculum and instruction to meet the individual need of gifted and talented students. Because of the traits, behaviors, and characteristics of these students, they learn in different ways and at a different pace than other students. Challenges are imperative for these students. A differentiated curriculum can provide those challenges that will address the gifted students’ learning styles.

  • Questioning Strategies

  • Advanced Acceleration with mastery of current curriculum

  • Flexible Skills Grouping

  • Curriculum Compacting

  • Learning Centers

  • Interest Groups

  • Independent Study / Projects

  • Real world problems

  • Open Ended Problems

  • Use of advanced / sophisticated resources

  • Student choices in learning

  • Challenging lessons

  • Critical thinking / Problem Solving / Advanced Thinking


  • A Longer period of time to study concept / content

  • Use of advanced vocabulary

  • Use of generalizations / broad based themes

  • Examination of unanswered questions

  • Exploration of an ethical issue or judgment

  • Examination of rules, principles, or laws


  • Content / concept is studied over time (past, present, future)

  • Content / concept is approached from different or multiple perspectives, view points, or roles

  • Content / concept has interdisciplinary connections

  • Non examples of the content / concept are investigated within the theme or generalization