About Gifted and Talented Program

  • Hello and Welcome to GT where we Think Differently.  We are learning to be open to new ideas and challenges.  One thing  that the GT students will tell you, is we never say the word HARD!  We say, "That is challenging!" It gives us a new way to look at a problem, while we  grow our brains. 

     

    The state's goal for G/T students is to ensure that students who participate in G/T services demonstrate self-directed learning, thinking, research, and communication skills. G/T students develop innovative products and sophisticated performances that reflect individuality and creativity and are targeted to an audience outside the classroom.

    A gifted/talented student is 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 §29.121)
     
    Aubrey ISD Gifted and Talented Services
    Grades 2nd-5th: Students in second through fifth grade are served through Aubrey's GT Program once they have been identified. The students are served in this pull-out program taught by the  GT Specialist. The GT classes focus on critical and creative thinking skills and is project based, utilizing the Texas Performance Standards Projects and other higher level projects.  The GT students are pulled out during their Chap team time on the day that the specialist is on their campus.  
     
    Grades 6th -12th: Students 6th- 12 grades are served through PAP and AP classes.   In high school GT students will also have dual enrollment options.
     
    GT Screening will take place in the fall semester.
    If a student has been identified in another district, their records will be reviewed for placement in the Aubrey program.  
     
     
    This is my 17th year to be the GT Specialist/Coordinator for the district.  If you need anything, please email me at mjturner@aubreyisd.net