January 18, 2018
New this year…ONLY Kindergarten-2nd will be nominated in the Spring. 3rd-5th was nominated in the Fall.
The purpose of the meeting is to inform parents of the Gifted and Talented Testing process
WHAT ARE SOME CHARACTERISTICS OF A GIFTED STUDENT?
work advanced beyond the grade level/age
extremely inquisitive, asks many questions, often challenging, provoking and/or demanding
in-depth understanding of complex concepts
persistence is evident in areas of interest
high level of curiosity, energy, enthusiasm and vigor for new ideas
feels keenly about own ideas and solutions to problems, and often expresses them regardless of what others may think
likes to examine new possibilities for problems/solutions, rather than fitting within a structure
especially original imagination
initiates projects and often prefers to work alone
keen sense of humor
For more information about the AISD GATE Program, please visit https://www.austinisd.org/advancedacademics or contact the campus gifted and talented program coordinators, Sheila Wessels, Sheila.firstname.lastname@example.org or Stephanie Winfrey, Stephanie.email@example.com.