Advanced Academics

GIFTED AND TALENTED

Brazosport ISD's program for gifted and talented students is designed to serve those who perform or show potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience or environment.

"Students who are intellectually gifted demonstrate many characteristics, including: a precocious ability to think abstractly, an extreme need for constant mental stimulation; an ability to learn and process complex information very rapidly; and a need to explore subjects in depth. Students who demonstrate these characteristics learn differently. Thus, they have unique academic needs.” Marie Capurro, M.Ed , Director of Programs and Services for the Davidson Institute.  http://www.davidsoninstitute.org

Brazosport ISD teachers and staff members who work with gifted students receive at least 30 hours of GT training, plus the required 6 hours annual update and use a variety of instructional models with students.  These include pull-out sessions, cluster grouping, mixed-ability classes with differentiated instruction, acceleration, Pre-Advanced and Advanced Placement classes.  The curriculum for gifted students is adapted and differentiated in the following ways:

  • Student Interest – offering choice in learning experiences
  • Pace – moving fast enough to keep students motivated and challenged
  • Breadth – going wider in scope/enriching
  • Depth – digging deeper into the topics
  • Complexity – tying knowledge in with other ideas
  • Creativity - playing around with concepts – innovating

Coordinator: DeDee Willson, 979-730-7000
 
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