Gifted and Talented Services

Gifted/Talented & Talent Explore

Austin ISD offers Gifted and Talented program services on all campuses. GT Advocates on each campus supports teachers, students, and families with resources and information. All campuses in Austin ISD offer Gifted and Talented identification and placement. Parents and caregivers can submit their child’s name to the Campus GT Advocate to be evaluated for Gifted and Talented services. 

Austin ISD Elementary GT Services

Elementary GT services include instruction by a teacher with the appropriate GT Foundations training within a cluster grouping model (small group of identified GT students within the general education classroom). Students have a GT Learning Plan based on their grade level. Parents/guardians of identified GT students at the elementary level should expect a GT Student Services Summary each semester completed by the teacher.

Enrichment & Extracurricular

Enrichment activities include opportunities that provide depth and complexity through exploration, extension, or elaboration. Extracurricular activities and organized events include opportunities outside of the traditional school day such as clubs, competitions, contests, mentorships, and internships. Campuses select which activities to offer.

Gifted and Talented at Patton Elementary

"What makes a child gifted and talented may not always be good grades in school, but a different way at looking at the world in learning." - Chuck Grassley

New and returning families of Gifted and Talented students, please join us for a virtual information session. Information will be shared about the Gifted and Talented service design, updates, and what to look forward to this year. 

Gifted/Talented Screening Timeline

September 18-October 6: GT Referral Window

October 2-13: Nonverbal Universal Screener (2nd Grade Only)

October 6-20: Parent Observation & Permission to Test

December 18: Parent Notification of Eligibility

January 9: Newly Identified Students Begin Services

Contact Information

Lauren Hollander, Assistant Principal