Gifted & Talented

jhm neighborhood walkThe Texas Education Agency defines a Gifted/Talented (GT) student as "a child or youth who performs at or shows the potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment and who
  • exhibits high performance capability in an intellectual, creative or artistic area;
  • possesses an unusual capacity for leadership; or
  • excels in a specific academic field (Texas Education Code §29.121)

Marshall ISD uses the Texas Performance Standard Project Curriculum to serve our GT students. Students are served on their home campuses by teachers that have received the initial 30 hours of GT training required by the state. Teachers acquire this initial training through the Region VII Service Center and are required to have six additional hours of training each year.

MISD will research alternative methods of delivery of the program and find ways for our students to participate in additional programs that strengthen their giftedness. Parents also need to be provided more opportunities to interact at the school with their students through student showcases or parent meetings.