• Welcome to Willis ISD Gifted and Talented!  Below you will find information on Gifted & Talented, GT curriculum, and the referral process.

    Updated Willis ISD Gifted and Talented Handbook (Draft)

    GT Handbook


    General Information about the Gifted & Talented Program:The Gifted & Talented Program in Willis at the elementary level is a cluster program. Identified gifted students in grades 1-5** are served in the classroom by their home- and/or switch- classroom teachers to work on advanced-level differentiated assignments or 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, honors, AP, and Dual Credit) through differentiated instruction and assignments.

    **(Kindergarten students are assessed and placed in the Spring semester)**

    Referral for Assessment

    • The referral process for Gifted & Talented is open throughout the year.  Referrals for GT assessment should be made to your child's campus counselor or to Jason Merik.  The forms can be found below.
    • GT assessments for identifcation occurs at three specified times per year.
      • Fall - Out of District GT Transfer students only (as needed should sending district criteria not matching WISD)
      • Winter - Kinder Only
      • late Winter/early Spring - Grades 1+
    • Information regarding the referral process, how students are assessed, and how students are served in Willis ISD (see attached slideshow below).
    • Slideshow from the January 2020 parent meeting will be posted below after the meeting.

    Below are useful documents to help assist you in determining if your child should be referred for GT identification as well as referral documents.

Gifted & Talented Documents

  • Contact Information
    Jason Merik, District Science and GT Coordinator

    Email: jmerik@willisisd.org

    Phone: 936-890-6228