Gifted and Talented Programs

Gifted and Talented Programs

Aubrey Gifted and Talented At A Glance

The Aubrey gifted and talented program's purpose is to provide a challenging and unique education that addresses students' learning styles and social/emotional needs though creative and critical thinking, depth and complexity, and sophisticated problem-solving across multiple content areas.

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.  

If you need anything, please email Aubrey ISD GT Specialist/Coordinator Mary Jo Turner

2023 Gifted and Talented Nominations

Starting September 25, 2023, a parent may nominate their child as a possible candidate for gifted and talented services. To be nominated, the child must be in 2nd - 5th grades. The criteria are extensive, and the standards are very high. However, if you would like to nominate your child for possible placement in the Gifted and Talented Program, you will need to fill out a nomination form. Click  this link for the nomination form. Nominations will open Monday, September 25 at 8:00 a.m. and close Friday, October 13 at 3:00 p.m.

There will be a parent informational meeting on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. at the Monaco Elementary School library. Topics that will be discussed and explained during this time will be GT characteristics and testing procedures.

Nominations will be from Monday, September 26 at 8:00 a.m. through Friday, October 13 at 3:00 p.m. If you are interested in having your child considered for the Gifted and Talented Program, please have the nomination form filled out and submitted by Friday, October 13, 2023.  Unfortunately, there will be no exceptions.  

If you have any questions, please email