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Gifted and Talented

State of Texas 29.121 Definition of a Gifted and Talented student means a child or youth who performs at, or shows the potential for performing at, a remarkable high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience or environment and who:

            (1.) exhibits high performance capability in an intellectual, creative

                  or artistic area;

            (2.) possesses an unusual capacity for leadership; or

            (3.) excels in a specific academic field.


Sanger ISD Gifted and Talented Philosophy:

Sanger ISD seeks to identify those students who excel consistently and show talent in a general intellectual ability, specific subject matter aptitude and/or creative productive thinking.  We are committed to providing materials, activities, and instruction for these students of varying abilities, interests, needs and environmental backgrounds so they may experience success in the development of their potential. The district recognizes that these students can come from all races, geographical locales, and socioeconomic groups.

This does not mean that research and personal study skills, critical and creative thinking ability, and leadership skills are the exclusive domain of gifted students.  Gifted students, however, tend to master the essential knowledge and skills more quickly than most students.  Because of this, they should be permitted to extend their education as far and as completely as they can in areas that are of importance to their development.  Sanger's Gifted and Talented Program will provide space, time, encouragement, and opportunities for gifted students to achieve these goals and to explore areas of their own interests and abilities.