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Gifted and Talented Service Design

Gifted and Talented services at Jacksonville ISD are designed for students who are identified as gifted and talented according to Jacksonville ISD ‘s identification procedures.  Program service design will include one or more of the following options: 

  1. Pull-out Part-time services in a classroom, other than the student’s regular class, that take place on a regular schedule provided by a gifted/talented 30-hour foundational and 6-hour update trained teacher.
    1. 1st-4th grade weekly pull-out class (75-120 minutes)
    2. 5th-6th grade weekly pull-out class (70 minutes)
  2. Push-in A gifted/talented 30-hour foundational and 6-hour update trained teacher provides occasional services to a student while the student is in their regular classroom. (5th-6th grade only)
  3. Full-time Inclusion The student receives a majority of their core subjects from a specific teacher or teachers with gifted/talented 30-hour foundational and 6-hour update training, but the classes may include peers who are not identified as gifted /talented. *ALL K-12

Elementary (K-6) Full-Time Inclusion & Pull-Out Class

  1. G/T students in Kindergarten will receive services from their G/T trained classroom teacher no later than March 1st.
  2. G/T students in 1st -6th grade will be clustered with gifted peers in their regular classroom, taught by a G/T trained teacher.
  3. G/T students in 1st-6th grade will participate in a pull-out program which is structured, modified, and/or accommodated to meet their individual strengths and interests and is based on the four core areas. Opportunities for students to participate in experiences that lead to the development of advanced-level products will be provided.

Middle School - High School (7-12) Full-Time Inclusion

  1. G/T students at the middle and high school levels may participate in inclusionary programs which are structured, modified, and/or accommodated to meet their individual strengths and interests and are based in the four core areas. These programs may include, but are not limited to:
    1. Honors, Pre-AP/Advanced Placement (AP), Dual Credit, On-Ramps/Dual enrollment, or certain CTE classes. Students may also be accelerated by taking a general education course designed for students one or more grade levels above the gifted student. Opportunities for students to participate in the Texas Performance Standards Projects or other experiences that lead to the development of advanced-level products will be provided.
  2. Additional opportunities such as UIL and specialized events related to the strengths and interests of gifted students may be provided.
  3. The district may integrate the Texas Performance Standards Projects or other experiences that lead to the development of advanced-level products for gifted/ talented students in a variety of ways which includes, but not limited to:
    1. Advanced courses such as Advanced Placement (AP), Honors, Pre-AP, Independent Study and Mentorship, Internship Courses