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About the GT Program

TRANSFER GT TESTING OR TESTING FOR NEW ENROLLEES FOR THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR OCCURRED BETWEEN 9/21-10/20.  IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HAVING YOUR CHILD TESTED, PLEASE SEE YOUR CAMPUS COUNSELOR FOR MORE INFORMATION. 

ANOTHER ROUND OF TESTING WILL OCCUR IN FEBRUARY (Kinder Only), AND MAY (Grades 1-5) OF 2016.

If you are new to the school district and your child participated in the gifted program in a previous school or program, please make sure to inform the registrar and counselor upon enrollment and specifically ask that they request those records from that district.

Referrals for NEW transfer students can occur throughout the year, however testing takes place at three specified times per year.

Want Information About the GT Program?
  • Below you'll find the PPT (PowerPoint),
  • helpful handouts about the differences between Bright and Gifted (J.Szabos) and Bright, Gifted, and Creative (B.Kingore)
  • Forms to nominate a student, or a student to self-nominate for testing (in English and Spanish).
After reviewing the information, please feel free to contact me with any questions.
 
General Information about the Program:
The GT Program in Willis cluster program, where gifted students in grades 1-5** are served in the classroom by their home- and/or switch- classroom teachers with support of campus interventionists to work on advanced extension projects at the child's ability level, as well as team building, social and emotional needs of the gifted, creative & critical thinking. For more detailed information about how children are served on specific campuses, please contact the campus administrator.

GT students at the secondary level are served in their classrooms (level, Pre-AP, AP, and Dual Credit) through differentiated instruction and assignments.  GT students on the middle school campuses will also have the opportunity to participate in an optional, after school Destination Imagination Program (DI). For more information about DI, please see the page at the right.
 
During the year we have campus parent & family night to showcase student hard work.
 
The campus interventionist works with classroom teachers who are trained in the nature and needs of gifted students to monitor students and to modify instruction to better meet their needs.
 
**(Kindergarten students are referred, assessed and placed in the Spring semester)