During the month of February, all second-grade students in our district will be given Cognitive Abilities tests in their homeroom classes. The results of the tests give information about each student’s reasoning ability in verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal areas. Please click the link below to read more.Please fill out this form and return it to your school's campus GT coordinator. Open nominations for high school students will be taken the first week of November and the first week of March. For middle school students, open nominations will be taken the first week of November and the first week in February. Parents may nominate their students for testing.
Organizations for Parents of Gifted and Talented Students
GEMSSThe group, Gifted Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Students (GEMSS), is a Kindergarten through 12th-grade district-wide advocacy group for the gifted and talented students of Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD. This group is focused on providing networking, support, information and leveraging resources for students, parents, teachers, and administrators in Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD. For more information about GEMSS, please click on the links below to access the GEMSS handout and membership application.
- Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented
- National Association for Gifted Children
- National Society for the Gifted and Talented
- Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted
Destination ImaginationDistrict Coordinator - Monica Padilla (email@example.com)Destination Imagination is ready to launch. National memberships and materials have been ordered and should arrive soon. You may register your team at http://texasdi.org/.Keep up to date with upcoming events at http://fortworth.texasdi.org.Interested in being a DI Appraiser? Click here for more information.
Enrichment Opportunities for Gifted and Talented Students
Gifted and Talented Terminology from the Texas State Plan for the Gifted and TalentedArea of GiftednessThe specific ability in which a student performs or shows potential to perform at a level of accomplishment.Intellectual or General Intellectual AbilityPossessing superior intelligence with potential or demonstrated accomplishments; the ability to perform complex mental tasks.CreativePossessing outstanding imagination, thinking ability, innovative or creative reasoning in problem-solving and/or high attainment in original or creative thinking.ArtisticPossessing outstanding ability in the visual or performing arts.LeadershipPossessing the natural ability to influence others; possessing skills in interpersonal relationships demonstrated, for example, by outstanding ability in such activities as student government.Specific Academic FieldPossessing superior ability or potential in a specific course of study such as science, mathematics, language arts, or social studies.Qualitative or Subjective MeasuresMeasures used to assess student needs that include observations, anecdotal records, checklists, interviews, student products, performances, etc.Quantitative or Objective MeasuresStandardized tests that are used to assess students.FurloughA leave of absence from program services that can be due to a variety of circumstances (formerly called a WAIVER).DepthExploration of content within a discipline; analyzing from the concrete to the abstract, familiar to the unfamiliar, known to the unknown; exploring the discipline by going past facts and concepts into generalizations, principles, theories, laws; investigating the layers of experience within a discipline through details, patterns, trends, unanswered questions, ethical considerations.ComplexityExtending content in, between, and across disciplines through the study of themes, problems, and issues; seeing relationships between and among ideas in/within the topic, discipline, and/or disciplines; examining relationships in, between, and across disciplines over time, and from multiple points of view.Continuum of Learning ExperiencesArticulated learning experiences that provide planned experiences that build upon one another each year a student is in school.Array of Learning ExperiencesA menu of challenging learning experiences or opportunities that fit the unique interests and abilities of advanced level students.Concurrent EnrollmentThe practice of enrolling in a college or university to earn college or university credit while in high school.Dual EnrollmentThe practice of enrolling in a college or university while enrolled in high school for the purpose of earning high school and college credit simultaneously.
- Academic Decathlon (high school students)
- Camp Invention
- Carnegie Mellon Institute for Talented Students
- Duke Talent Identification Program
- Math Olympiad (elementary and middle school students)
- Northwestern University's Talent Search
- Purdue University's Gifted Education Resources Institute
- SMU Gifted Student's Institute
- Summer Institute for the Gifted
- Texas A&M Summer Mathematics Camp (High School)
- Texas Academy of Math and Science at UNT (High School)
- UC Irvine's Academic Talent Search
- University of Iowa's Belin-Blank Talent Search
- University of Southern Mississippi Center for Gifted Students
- The University of Texas at Arlington Science and Engineering Summer Camp
- University of Washington's Center for Young Scholars
- Vanderbilt University Programs for Talented Youth
- Western Kentucky's Center for Gifted Studies
- Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth