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Gifted / Talented Program

La Vega ISD Gifted /Talented Program 


The Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students ( in English; in Spanish) indicates five categories of giftedness: general intellectual ability, specific academic aptitude, creativity, leadership, and visual/performing arts. La Vega ISD serves students who are currently identified as advanced intellectually and academically. Their giftedness may surface as an outstanding aptitude in one or more of the areas of language arts, math, science and social studies or in their ability to process information more rapidly with greater depth and complexity. LVISD is committed to meeting the needs of all the children in its schools, including those of high academic/intellectual ability whose needs may not be met by the regular curriculum.

The Gifted/Talented program seeks to provide an appropriate match between a child’s ability, interest and motivation and the educational opportunities that can nurture these qualities to the highest degree. Students in the K-12 Gifted/Talented program interact with trained teachers who recognize the students’ special needs and design and implement instruction to meet those needs. In recognizing the special educational needs of these children and by providing for those needs, LVISD seeks to encourage gifted/talented children to continue in the lifelong development and acquisition of knowledge, as they become adults, and to become responsible contributors to the community and to society.

LVISD accepts the challenge to find and identify giftedness through a broad screening process with the support and help of teachers and their campuses. These students might have special needs, be underachieving, or have cultural differences. Effective and sensitive training of teachers and support staff to identify these students, using a variety of criteria in which testing is only one measure, will ensure that these students are not overlooked.

Finally, LVISD recognizes the social and emotional concerns that arise from the special abilities of the gifted/talented learner. A knowledgeable guidance staff at local campuses can counsel and assist gifted/talented students so that these students experience not only intellectual growth, but also emotional and social growth. LVISD is committed to provide teachers, as well as campus-wide support staff, training on the nature and needs of the gifted/talented child.


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 Calendar for 2017 - 2018
The G/T program is to ensure that those students who participate in G/T services demonstrate skills in self-directed learning, thinking, research, and communication. G/T students develop innovative products and sophisticated performances that reflect individuality and creativity and are targeted to an audience outside the classroom.





Project Phase













GT committee review



Parent notifications



GT services begin






Nominations are taken year round. Once a student is nominated, recommendations are secured from campus educators.

Individual assessments are given and results compiled by campus counselors. All assessments are completed by December 18, 2015.

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

Once committee review has been completed and program eligibility is determined, parents are notified. 

Gifted and Talented services begin for student.