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Gifted and Talented

GT & Advanced Academics Programming and Framework

The Texas state goal for G/T students 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.

A gifted/talented student is 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

  • exhibits high performance capability in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area;

  • possesses an unusual capacity for leadership; or

  • excels in a specific academic field. (Texas Education Code §29.121)

Advanced Academics includes courses, programs, assessments, services and supports that provide opportunities for students to demonstrate college and career readiness and earn post-secondary credit. 

Advanced Academics in Cedar Hill Independent School District has the primary responsibility of overseeing, supporting, and monitoring (in collaboration with other departments, regional office and school-based staff) the programs for gifted and talented (GT) students’ district-wide.  

The CHISD GT Standards have been established in accordance with the components of the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students and the state goal for gifted students and are designed to ensure equality in access for all students from all populations in the district and to maintain consistency and integrity in program implementation. 

Identification Procedures