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.
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.
Unique Opportunities in Our Clusters
Welcome to the LEE Cluster in the North East Independent School District. As a Jackson-Keller Elementary School student, your child will establish a passion, curiosity, and foundation for life-long learning while nurturing their social and emotional skills. Outside of the classroom, your child can embrace what they love or try something new through diverse clubs, programs and organizations.
Your child will discover even more opportunities at Nimitz and Jackson Middle School. As their academic foundation expands in the classroom, their circle of friends and experiences will grow through new opportunities in Athletics, Fine Arts, Student Council, National Junior Honor Society, competitive UIL contests, and more. The STEM Academy Middle School magnet is located at Nimitz. In this program, students forge a foundation for future careers in biomedical sciences, engineering, and technology fields.
At Legacy of Educational Excellence (LEE) High School, your child will excel academically and socially while embracing beloved Volunteer traditions with memories that will last a lifetime. Your child has the freedom and support to pursue their passions in a variety of nationally recognized programs, organizations, and clubs – from Athletics to JROTC, Band, Dance, PALS, Photography, UIL, and much more.
LEE High School is home to the International School of the Americas (ISA), the STEM Academy High School, and the North East School of the Arts (NESA). ISA focuses on project-based learning that tackles global issues while NESA paves the way for students interested in theatre, filmmaking, writing, art, and dance. The STEM Academy offers problem-based, technology-rich curriculum for students wanting to continue their study of science, technology, engineering, and math after graduation.
There’s so much to discover in the LEE cluster. Thank you for choosing NEISD.
Hyper-Accelerated Math, also known as H.A.M., is a math program available for students with an academic need for a math advanced placement. The program offers students to advance one to two math school years and enter into the program as early as 4th grade. The H.A.M. program is a great way to fulfill the needs of students with exceptional number sense and reasoning skills. NEISD is excited to welcome the 5th Cohort into the H.A.M. program int he upcoming 2022 - 2023 school year.
The H.A.M. program is an accelerated path to support those students with a high level of mathematical need in which advancement becomes a form of encouragement and motivation to pursue careers in the fields of math starting with early high school and college credits. A formed committee meets to identify qualified candidates for each cohort of the program. Upon entering the program(as a 4th grader) students advance two school years(students will be provided with 4th and 5th grade curriculum) in their math educational career and continue to pursue advancement with every school year completed. The first year of high school course credit is reachable by 7th grade — Algebra 1.
In the advancement of education we strive to accelerate paths for future mathematicians. Allowing them to dive into their number senses and explore their numerical limits.
Students will be screened during the spring semester of their 3rd grade year. Students and student families that meet the qualifications will be notified before the end of the school year and informed that they will be placed in the H.A.M. program at the start of their 4th grade year.
Conscious Discipline® is a comprehensive classroom management program and a social-emotional curriculum. It is based on current brain research, child development information, and developmentally appropriate practices.
The Safe Place is a center where children can go to change their inner state from upset to composed in order to optimize learning. It is the centerpiece of self-regulation.
The first step in any discipline encounter is to take a deep, calming breath. Three deep breaths shut off the fight or flight response in the body. The four core active calming techniques used in Conscious Discipline are S.T.A.R., balloon, pretzel and drain.