The Martin’s Mill Independent School District believes that all students should be given the opportunity to develop their learning capacities to their highest level of potential. The district has determined that there are students in the district who perform, or show the potential for performing, at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to other students of the same age, like experiences, or from the same environment.
Gifted and Talented (GT) students, no matter their educational or social background, have certain common mental talents, such as the ability to think logically, to use stored knowledge to solve problems, the ability to extend knowledge to new situations, and express themselves through fine arts. MMISD is committed to providing appropriate instruction for the educational development of GT students in order to maximize their potential. In addition, MMISD is committed to offering GT services to eligible students from diverse backgrounds.
A differentiated curriculum is needed to challenge GT students while at the same time provide learning experiences inclusive of the learning expectations in the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) at each grade level.
State Definition of Gifted: “‘[G]ifted and [t]alented student’ means 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:
(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.”
(Texas Education Code Ann. § 29.121)