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Gifted / Talented Program

La Vega ISD Gifted /Talented Program 

La Vega I. S.D. has board-approved identification procedures and processes for students in grades K-12 who require the services of the Gifted/Talented (G/T) services. These procedures meet state requirements (§29.121 & TAC 89.1) and have been designed to ensure the identification of any student who demonstrates an educational need for the services of the program under the established guidelines.
 
La Vega ISD utilized the State Plan of G/T standards of services as the basis for serving the Gifted and Talented population. The district standards reflect actions required in state law and/or SBOE rule. The plan includes six aspects of G/T service. The district strives to reach "exemplary" performance in all aspects of the G/T service design.

 
 

La Vega I.S.D. GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAM

Notice of Student Nomination and Non-discrimination

 

Nominations for the Gifted/Talented program may take place any time; however, Gifted/Talented pamphlets will be sent home with students at the beginning and middle of each school year. This will precede the upcoming assessment window for the gifted/talented program at La Vega ISD. La Vega ISD staff, parents, or other invested members may nominate a student for the gifted and talented program. Parents of the nominated students will be asked to sign a waiver for the gifted/talented assessment process. All assessments and determinations shall be made no later than March 1st of each school year.

 

The La Vega ISD school district does not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, transgender, disability, race, color, age or national origin in its educational programs, activities, or employment as required by Title IX, Section 504 and Title VI.

 


Gifted & Talented Referral Process 
 
 

Referrals can originate from teachers, parents, community members, or students during the referral period.  Students are nominated with a formal referral form available in the campus office or on the district website. Written parent or guardian permission is required to screen/assess a student. If a parent does not want his/her child to be screened, this information will be documented.


   

 

District Identification Timeline

 

Procedure

Starting

Ending

Referral process

 

August

September

Referrals

 

September

October

Screening, assessments, and appeals conducted

October

November

 

Identification committee meets for referred students, grades 1-12

November

December

Parent notifications and services begin

December

December

Referral for Kindergarten student accepted

January

January

Kindergarten students' referrals are accepted, screened, assessments conducted, and identification committee meets.

February

March

 Activity

 

 

Referral procedures published on the district website and distributed to campus leaders and teachers.

Referrals accepted from parents, teachers, community members. Written parental permission for services obtained for referred students in grades 1-12

Individual assessments are given and results compiled by campus counselors. 

Student results are reviewed (blind review) by G/T Campus and District Committees

Once committee review has been completed and program eligibility is determined, student information is entered into the student management system and parents are notified. 

Gifted and Talented services begin for student.  

Kindergarten students' referrals are accepted, screened, assessments conducted, and identification committee meets.