Gifted and Talented

​Goals of Gifted and Talented Programming

Castleberry ISD provides an array of differentiated opportunities in grades K-12.  Goals:
  • Through the use of challenging and innovative curriculum and teaching practices, provide gifted and talented students the opportunity to develop individual interests and abilities.
  • Implement an ongoing identification process of screening and identifying gifted students in grades K-12 based on multiple and specific criteria (both qualitative and quantitative) through the use of a selection committee
  • Foster higher level thinking skills, develop intellectual curiosity in critical, creative and productive thinking.
  • Develop problem-solving strategies, inquiry, and research skills independently and as part of a group.
  • Provide ongoing appropriate training and staff development opportunities for administrators, counselors, and teachers involved in serving the needs of gifted and talented students
New students who were identified for the gifted program in their prior district may be referred for screening upon their enrollment in the district. Parents of students eligible for screening should contact the school counselor upon enrollment.