Gifted and Talented Program

Definition: Gifted and Talented StudentsGifted and Talented students are those 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 and who exhibit high performance capability in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area, possess an usual capacity for leadership, and/or excel in a specific academic field. Gifted and Talented students are also defined as those who excel in their ability to think, reason, judge, invent, or create to the degree that they need special facilities and/or educational services in order that they may have the opportunity to achieve their potential while making increased meaningful contributions to society.

Texas State PlanThe State Plan provides requirements for and guidance to districts as they meet the unique needs of the gifted/talented population in Texas.

Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME)
Since 1976, TAME has worked to encourage the participation of women and minorities in STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) careers through innovative, hands-on science programming for K-12 students across Texas. Their strong network of K-12 educators, institutes of higher education, and industry partners helps them share ideas and concerns and to deliver targeted, relevant, and cutting-edge programming.  TAME offers age-specific programs to spark and support student interest in STEM; professional development and curriculum ideas for teachers; and locally relevant events to educate families and communities about opportunities in STEM.  Please click on the link to learn more.


Thrively.comEvery child has a genius - that combination of passion and unique strengths in which they absolutely thrive.  It's Thrively's mission to uncover that genius in everyone!  PTISD GT students are given opportunities to explore their genius through Thrively.com in their homogenously grouped ELAR classes.  Teachers use this site to see how to make learning relevant to their students and students are able to learn more about what they are passionate about in the process.  Parents can also connect to Thrively.com to access local opportunities for their student to experience real events related to their interests.  Please click on the Thrively link to the right to learn more.