Lake Travis

Independent School District

Gifted & Talented - Discovery Program

  • Referral Form (English)                        Referral Form (Spanish)

    Spring Semester– April 1st is the referral deadline for kindergarten and 1st grade students as well as any new students in grades 2-12 enrolled in LTISD after October 23rd.

    GT/Discovery Information Meeting

    MISSION STATEMENT

    The GT/Discovery Program in LTISD is committed to:

    • Developing a passion for learning, and personal growth so that students reach their talent potential as a life-long learner
    • Delivering an enriched, rigorously accelerated curriculum apart from the standard classroom curriculum for identified students
    • Differentiating curriculum and instructional delivery to align with the needs of students
    • Directing all identified students toward intellectual, emotional, and social success in academics and life

    So that all students’ intellectual, social, emotional and creative needs are met.

    PROGRAM GOALS

    • Identify and serve students who perform in the top 3-5% of the students nationally in the areas of:
      • general intellectual ability
      • creativity
      • advanced academic achievement
    • Provide exemplary units of study that both challenge and engage all identified students both intellectually and creatively.
    • Provide learning opportunities in high order thinking skills, decision making, problem solving and reasoning.
    • Address the social and emotional needs of identified students with the assistance of counselors, mentors, and peers.
    • Assist classroom teachers in the process of differentiation for identified students.
    • Strive to achieve exemplary status on the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted and Talented Students.

    QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

    DESCRIPTION OF GIFTED TALENTED/DISCOVERY PROGRAM

    PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE

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