Gifted and Talented Program K-12

The Kaufman ISD is committed to an educational program which recognizes the unique value, needs, and talents of the individual student. A program for academically excellent students is an integral part of this commitment. The G/T program in Kaufman ISD exists for the students who are capable and ready to learn at the levels of depth and complexity necessary to master the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for their appropriate grade levels. Its guiding characteristic is the provision of differentiated and independent studies which meet both cognitive and affective needs. The ultimate goal of the program is to provide experiences whereby the students will be challenged academically, socially, and emotionally to achieve their greatest potential to manage change and to have a sense of responsibility for self, school, community, and society.
State Definition of a Gifted and Talented Student
  “Gifted and talented student” means a child or youth 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:
  1. Exhibits high performance capability in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area;
  2. Possesses an unusual capacity for leadership; or
  3.  Excels in a specific academic field. (Texas Education Code §29.121) (EHBB Legal)
State Goal for Services of Gifted Students
Students who participate in services designed for gifted students will demonstrate skills in self-directed learning, thinking, research, and communication as evidenced by the development of innovative products and performances that reflect individuality and creativity and are advanced in relation to students of similar age, experience, or environment. High school graduates who participated in services for gifted students will have produced products and performances of professional quality as part of their program services. (From the Texas State Plan from the Education of Gifted/Talented Students, Revised April 2019 Texas Education Agency) (Texas Education Code §29.121)


Gifted and Talented Awareness

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Gifted and Talented Resources

Information Packets


KISD GT Handbook

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Gifted and Talented State Plan 2019

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Gifted and Talented State Plan 2019 Spanish

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