Fall GT Referral Window August 10-September 30
Students eligible for fall evaluation
- Currently enrolled FBISD students in grades K-11.
- Students who are not identified for gifted and talented services in FBISD in any content area.
Use this link to submit a referral: GT Fall Testing Referral Form
Fort Bend ISD Gifted and Talented Services
In alignment with the Texas State Plan for Services for Gifted and Talented Students, the mission of the gifted services in FBISD is to provide learning opportunities that challenge and develop students identified for gifted services through creative, self-directed learning. This can be seen through the development of innovative projects and performances that reflect students’ individuality, as well as through honed research skills and advanced critical thinking.
Gifted and Talented services are educational interventions for students who perform at or show the potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment.Elementary: Identified students in grades K-5 are cluster grouped with GT-trained teachers in the core subject areas of English language arts, social studies, science, and mathematics. Program services for identified Kindergarten students begin March 1 as mandated by the state.Secondary: Identified students in grades 6-12 are provided service through open enrollment AAC and AP classes with GT-trained teachers in the core subject areas of English language arts, social studies, science, and mathematics. Additional opportunities offered to secondary students include the Gifted and Talented Academy at Quail Valley Middle School (grades 6-8), and the Gifted and Talented Mentorship Program (grade 12).Curricular compacting, lesson differentiation, and participation in the projects aligned to the Texas Performance Standards Project (TPSP) are some of the many curricular options utilized in core GT classes.
GT Contact Information
GT Department Staff
Dr. Laurie Westphal
Elementary Program Manager
Secondary Program Manager
GT Academy Coordinator
Dr. Joseph Cahill
Curriculum Integration Coordinator
GT Mentorship Specialist
GT Specialist, Program Support