The Kenedy ISD Gifted/Talented Program serves children in grades K - 12 in the four core curriculum areas: language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.
Some characteristics commonly associated with Giftedness include: problem-solving ability-quick to see solutions, possibilities; curiosity-exhibits unusual and sustained interest in the unknown/unfamiliar; sensitivity-feels deeply for others-often sensitive to criticism; originality-thinks of unique ways to express ideas; persistence-shows strong determination, will, stubbornness; energy-works or plays in areas of interest without tiring for long periods; enthusiasm-enjoys challenges-thrives on complexity. Taken from “My Child is What?”, Texas Education Agency.
Students, their parents, and school personnel may nominate students for the Gifted/Talented program. Parents who wish to nominate their child to be considered for the G/T program, need to pick up a nomination and consent for testing form at the office of their child’s school. Any form received after the Feb. 3 deadline will not be considered.
Testing will include tests and surveys designed to assess aptitudes in science, social studies, language, and mathematics, as well as information including problem solving ability, leadership potential, and creativity collected from parents and teachers.
If you have any questions, please contact Frances Eckols at the school, 583-4100 ext 1442.