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Gifted and Talented


GT Nomination and Screening Process

Students in kindergarten through 12th grade are eligible to be screened for Gifted and Talented (GT) at Kountze ISD through a nomination and screening process. All campuses in Kountze ISD provide screening, identification, and services for Gifted and Talented students. Students may be nominated for the gifted and talented program at any time by teachers, counselors, parents, or other intersted persons. 

Kountze ISD Campus Principal’s can provide information and assistance with the GT nomination and screening process or you can contact Director of Special Programs, Mandy Stevenson at  The District will provide assessment opportunities to complete the screeing and identification process for nominated/referred students at least one time per school year.  

In order for a student to be identified as GT in Kountze ISD, data from several quantitative and qualitative criteria are collected and reviewed by the campus GT Decision-Making Committee. 

The first step in the process is to complete the parent nomination form and turn it in to the Campus GT Advocate at your child's school during the nomination window for your child's grade level. The form can be downloaded by clicking this link.  Campus GT Advocates are not required to accept these forms for your child's grade level before the nomination window opens or after the nomination window closes.

Timeline for GT Process 2020-2021

January 19 Parent Informational Meeting posted virtually

January 27 Deadline for Parent Nomination Form

February 1 Roster of Student Testing Created

February/March Scheduling and Testing Begins

March 15 Committee Meetings Begin--Kindergarten

March 29 Parent Notification Letters Mailed for

Kindergarten Students

April 19 Committee Meetings Begin--Gr. 1-12

April 26 Parent Notification Letters Mailed for All Other Grades



Gifted and Talented information is available below by clicking on the selected topic:

Bright Learners and Gifted Learners

Board Policy of the Gifted and Talented Program:  Legal

Board Policy of the Gifted and Talented Program:  Local

Texas EDUCATION CODE CHAPTER 29. EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS Subchapter D. Education Programs for Gifted and Talented Students §29.121 Definition

Texas State Plan for Gifted and Talented Students – latest revision 2009

Texas Education Agency Gifted Talented Education