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Gifted and Talented Parent Awareness Session on Nov. 25

Katy ISD Gifted and Talented Program (GT) awareness session will be held for parents of children in first through fourth grades and sixth through 11th grades who are interested in referring their child for GT services. The session will take place on Nov. 25, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 1200 of the Katy ISD Educational Support Complex, 6301 S. Stadium Lane.​

The purpose of this session is to inform parents of the opportunity to refer their child(ren) for the GT program and to explain the service options available to Katy ISD students. General information about the Katy ISD gifted program will be shared, as well as the District screening, identification and appeal processes. Information will also be provided in Spanish. It is not necessary for students to attend.

The state defines a gifted and talented student as one 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.


In Katy ISD, the elementary gifted program is a general intellectual abilities program targeting the content areas of language arts, math, science and social studies. At the secondary level, the gifted program focuses on specific academic ability in each of the four core content areas.​


For more information, visit the Gifted and Talented Services website.