• Secondary Gifted and Talented Program

     

    In Eagle Mountain Saginaw ISD, secondary GT students are served through Pre-AP and AP classes.  As per the Texas State Plan for the Gifted and Talented, our GT students have regular opportunities to work with their like-ability peers and have differentiated instruction to increase the depth and complexity of the curriculum within the Pre-AP and AP classes.  We accomplish this through clustering (defined as 5 or more GT students in a class).  This strategy allows our students to benefit from both heterogeneous and homogeneous grouping methods.  GT cluster classes are not exclusively for GT students and are not comprised of all GT students. Teachers assigned to GT cluster classes have GT training including the 30 hour initial GT training, 6 hour annual GT training updates, as well as district training opportunities with other GT teachers.  

    For the 2018-2019 school year, EMS ISD will offer Pre-AP courses in all core content areas for sixth, seventh, and eight grade students.  GT students who enroll in Pre-AP courses are clustered.  Sixth and Seventh grade identified GT students and students who earn the Masters/Advanced level of STAAR Reading will also have the opportunity to enroll in two new GT Humanities courses: 6th Grade GT/Advanced Humanities in Social Studies/Literature and 7th Grade GT/Advanced Humanities English Language Arts and Literature.  Additional information regarding these course offerings may be accessed via the following links: 

     6th Grade Humanities Presentation

     7th Grade Humanities Presentation

     In high school, GT students are clustered in Pre-AP and Advanced Placement courses as the schedule allows.  Although EMS ISD identifies general academic giftedness, students (just like adults) have particular areas of strengths and interests.  As students move into middle school and high school, it is important to realize that this is the appropriate time to specialize in specific courses and hone strengths.  Our goal is to help our students explore learning opportunities in a variety of subjects and experiences as they journey through Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD.

    Middle School Pre-AP/AP Courses:

    ELA-Sixth, Seventh, Eighth grades
    Literature-Sixth, Seventh,Eighth grades
    Math-Sixth, Seventh, Eighth grades, Algebra I
    Science-Sixth, Seventh, Eighth grades
    Social Studies, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth grades
    AP Spanish  
     
    High School Pre-AP and AP Course Offering for Ninth through Twelfth grades:
    English
    Math
    Science
    Social Studies
    World Languages
    Fine Arts (Studio Art and Music Theory) 
    Computer Science