Gifted and Talented Plan 2014
TEA Gifted and Talented Education webpage
Gifted and Talented
Gifted and Talented - Calling for Nominations
Do you know a student that you feel needs to be screened for gifted services? Fill out a Nomination Form and return it to Lynda Kieler, Elementary Gifted Services Coordinator by the following dates:
*Note: K-2nd grade students are all automatically screened so there is no need to fill out a nomination form for any K-2 student.
Gifted and Talented Programs
Sivells Elementary School grades PK-1
Wharton Elementary School grades 2-5
Wharton Junior High School grades 6-8
WJH offers several advanced courses for GT students. In the 6th grade, all GT students are grouped together in one class for their Activity Period and the 4 core classes: English, Math, Social Studies and Science. During their daily Activity Period, students are given the opportunity to work on the Texas Performance Standards Project under the supervision of a certified GT instructor. Students in grades 7 and 8 can take Advanced English, Math, and Science. In all of the advanced courses, the pace is more rigorous than in regular classes, and students are offered field trip experiences, guest speakers, and the opportunity to complete creative projects. Students in advanced courses must maintain a grade average of "75" to remain in the class.
Wharton High School grades 9-12
WHS offers many Honors, Dual Credit, Concurrent Enrollment, Pre-AP, and AP courses for GT students as well as for other advanced learners. These courses are offered on an open enrollment bases, and GT students are required to take at least two courses each year from those categories to remain in the GT program. These courses are given a weighted GPA as they are more rigorous and are conducted at an accelerated pace. WHS partners with Wharton County Junior College to offer the classes for college credit.