Written by Carie Barber
When we say that EVERY student in Klein Enters with a Promise and Exits with a Purpose, we can only achieve this shared vision when EVERY student has a chance to venture down an appropriate pathway; is given opportunities to “level up”; receive services that are not equal, but equitable; and can continuously improve, no matter their starting point. In Advanced Academics we advocate for those whose pathway needs a faster pace, more rigor, and “leveling up” beyond their peers.
It is the mission of the Klein Advanced Academics department to identify students who require challenging, differentiated instruction beyond the general classroom experience. If you have a student whom you feel shows potential for advanced cognitive ability, extraordinary creativity, or surprising critical thinking skills, please recommend them for Gifted and Talented testing.
The referral window for GT testing opens on Monday, August 27th and closes September 21st, 2018 (see full calendar). Parents need to simply go online and complete a form giving their permission to test. Links are posted on campus and district websites during that window. If any of your new students shows potential for advanced ability, please refer their parents to https://kisd.us/gt. Should you have any questions, please contact your campus GT Advocate, GT Administrator, or Advanced Academics Program Coordinator.
Traits of Gifted Students
© B. Clark 2008