PISD Gifted and Talented Program
In accordance with The Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students 2019, Texas Education Code (§29.121), and Texas Administrative Code (§89.1), Princeton ISD provides a program for the educational development of students who are identified as gifted.
Texas State Goal (Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students 2019)
"Students who participate in services designed for gifted/talented students will demonstrate skills in self-directed learning, thinking, research, and communication as evidenced by the development of innovative products and performances that reflect individuality and creativity and are advanced in relation to students of similar age, experience, or environment. High school graduates who have participated in services for gifted students will have produced products and performances of professional quality as part of their program services."
The Texas Education Code (Sec. 29.121) states that a “gifted and talented student” 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.
Areas of Giftedness
PISD Identifies the Following Areas of Giftedness:
- Intellectually Gifted: possessing superior intelligence, with potential or demonstrated accomplishments in several fields of study; ability to perform complex mental tasks
- Creatively Gifted: possessing outstanding imagination, thinking ability, innovative or creative reasoning ability, ability in problem solving, and/or high attainment in original or creative thinking
- Artistically Gifted: possessing outstanding ability in the visual and/or performing arts
- Gifted in Leadership: possessing the natural ability to influence others; possessing skills in interpersonal relationships demonstrated, for example, by outstanding ability in such activities as student government
- Gifted in Academic Fields: possessing superior ability or potential in a specific course of study such as English language arts/reading, mathematics, science, or social studies