What does it mean to be Gifted and Talented?
We are committed to an educational program that recognizes the special value, needs, and talents of the individual student. Gifted students need a qualitatively differentiated program that provides time for work with other gifted students and time for work on creative self-directed projects. EISD provides appropriate educational services for identified gifted and talented students as part of its overall K-12 program.
The GT program provides a rich curriculum, which develops and reinforces skills in critical and creative thinking, logic and problem solving, divergent thinking, research, and communication.
The focus is to serve students who have instructional needs due to exceptional potential in both intellectual and creative abilities. Since each district has different qualification guidelines, children, including students new to the district, will need to be assessed in order to be recommended for the Eanes ISD Gifted Program.
How are students served?
The gifted program incorporates core content areas of science, social studies, math, and language arts within interdisciplinary units of study in the elementary and middle school pullout programs. In high school, students are provided with multiple opportunities through academics (Pre-AP and AP courses), Fine Arts, Engineering, Independent Study Mentorship Program, Robotics, and other programs.