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About GT Services
North East ISD has elementary GT services for identified students in grades K-5. GT services are designed to meet the educational needs of students performing well above peers of the same age, experience, and environment. To qualify for GT services, students must demonstrate an academic need on nationally normed ability and achievement tests. 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 are advanced in relation to students of similar age, experience, or environment and that reflect individuality and creativity. Students identified for GT services attend GT classes weekly. For more information, please reach out to the elementary campus GT teacher.
In grades K-2 identified kinder, first, and second grade students receive GT services through a pull out service model once weekly. Young gifted learners focus their attention on different types of thinking:
- Deductive Thinking
- Inductive Thinking
- Creative Thinking
- Visual/Spatial Thinking
- Evaluative Thinking
- Critical Thinking
In grades 3-5 identified third, fourth, and fifth grade students receive GT services through a pull out service model once weekly. Upper elementary GT students focus their learning on:
- Systems Thinking
- Masterpieces and Mysteries of Mankind
- Eminent People and Philosophy
An intermediate GT student also has advanced experiences in literature, algebraic reasoning, Socratic seminars, and technology applications.
*The K-5 Elementary curriculum and 6-12 GT ELAR curriculum is currently in the revision process. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the GT office - email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beginning in sixth grade, students who demonstrate an educational need for GT services may participate in one or more of our secondary programs:
- GT Math
- GT English
- GT Interdisciplinary Studies, an elective that is currently available at campuses where enough students have demonstrated interest.
- North East school for the Arts (NESA), a performing arts high school.
NEISD GT Math and GT English teachers follow the NEISD curriculum. Teachers differentiate through content, process, and product.