About the Program
North East ISD has an elementary G/T program for identified students in grades K-5. The G/T program is designed to meet the educational needs of students performing well above peers of the same age, experience, and environment. To qualify for G/T 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 G/T services attend G/T classes weekly. For more information, please reach out to the elementary campus G/T 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 seminar, 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 - firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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 with a Science emphasis
- Curriculum acceleration in grades 6 and 7 to complete 6-8 Math TEKS
- Algebra I G/T Honors in 8th grade for high school credit
- Geometry G/T Honors in 9th grade
- Algebra II G/T Honors in 10th grade
- Choice of Pre-Calculus G/T Honors, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, or other advanced math courses in 11th and 12th grade
GT English with a Social Studies emphasis and specific course of study
- Discovery through Language in 6th grade
- Discovery through Community in 7th grade
- Discovery of Self in 8th grade
- Creation of Meaning in 9th grade
- The Power of Choice in 10th grade
- Discovery of America in 11th grade
- Western World Ideas in 12th grade
North East school for the Arts (NESA), a performing arts high school
Launched in 2017-2018, current secondary students may also opt to participate in Interdisciplinary Studies electives at the high school level.