Gifted & Talented Program
The 2022-2023 referral window for Gifted and Talented services begins November 2, 2022 and ends December 5, 2022. Any parent or community member who wishes to refer a student for Gifted/Talented services should complete the G/T Referral form in either English or Spanish and return it to the student's teacher or campus GT Coordinator by the end of the referral window. Please see the Gifted/Talented 2022-2023 Policies and Procedures Handbook for a list of each campus GT Coordinator.
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.
Advanced Acceleration with mastery of current curriculum
Flexible Skills Grouping
Independent Study / Projects
Real world problems
Open Ended Problems
Use of advanced / sophisticated resources
Student choices in learning
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