• Texas Definition of Gifted and Talented

    Texas Education Code, Chapter 28, Subchapter D. Educational Programs for Gifted and Talented Students.

    . . . “gifted and talented students” means a child or youth who performs at or shows the potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment and who:

    • exhibits high performance capability in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area;

    • possesses an unusual capacity for leadership; or

    • excels in a specific academic field

    GCISD identifies and serves intellectually gifted students through GT LEAD and ASPIRE Academy for the Highly Gifted.  
    Opportunities abound throughout GCISD for the development and enhancement of creative, artistic, leadership, and specific academic giftedness.

    GCISD Definition of Gifted and Talented

    Gifted and Talented students in the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District are defined as those who excel in 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. 


    Program Services Goals

    • Gifted/Talented students will utilize critical thinking skills to foster in-depth, complex learning that demonstrates an understanding of advanced content
    • Gifted/Talented students will develop a positive self concept comparable to their area of giftedness that meets their social and emotional needs in order to interact and communicate effectively with other gifted students, peers, and society. 
    • Gifted/Talented students will collaborate in an environment that fosters relationships with students, families, businesses, community members and local governments to yield advanced products and/or performances
    • Gifted/Talented students will use advanced, divergent thinking skills to explore creative possibilities and solutions to enhance productivity and problem solving for themselves and society. 


Last Modified on July 1, 2015