Unique Opportunities at Our Campus
Hidden Forest Elementary has received all six TEA distinctions two years in a row, 2017/18 and 2018/19.
The milestone of a Leader in Me was awarded to Hidden Forest Elementary. We use the 7 Habits of Happy Kids and incorporate them into our classrooms, learning, and school atmosphere. At Hidden Forest, everyone is a leader and we work on helping students and staff identify the leadership qualities within each of us.
Hidden Forest Elementary has been selected as a 2001 and 2007 Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education. The Blue Ribbon, the most prestigious education award in the country, distinguishes Hidden Forest Elementary for its excellence in leadership, teaching, curriculum, student achievement, parent involvement, and community support. In 2007, Hidden Forest was only one of only 264 elementary schools nationwide and one of 32 in Texas chosen for this exemplary recognition.
Gifted & Talented
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.
North East ISD proudly provides the community with a wide variety of choices in public education, especially through its magnet schools and programs. These offer a variety of teaching approaches that help customize a student's educational program.