Gifted & Talented
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 seminar, and technology applications.
Dual Language Program
The Dual Language Program Model in NEISD is an enriched education program that provides instruction for native English speakers and native Spanish speakers in both languages. When possible, classes will be comprised of half native English speakers and half native Spanish speakers. The building of classes is dependent on the number of English Language Learners (Spanish dominant) students enrolled in that grade level. English Language Learner students are identified by mandated state assessments.
English as a Second Language Program
The Newcomer Program provides a safe and scaffolded learning environment where diversity is valued in transitioning students to meet high expectations for language acquisition, academic achievement, and responsible citizenship.
The NEISD Newcomer program is for recent arrival of refugees or asylees. This program provides the support of a safe learning environment in order for the students to begin acclimating to U.S. schools. The newcomer program assists students by providing linguistic, cognitive, and academic needs while holding high standards. The students will participate in the program for no more than 2 years as it depends on an individual student basis.