Advanced Academics

      Arlington ISD is committed to providing the most appropriate services for each of its students. Through the district's Gifted and Talented services, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, AVID, Dual Credit, and other enrichment programs our brightest, most able learners are provided differentiated and enriched instruction designed to challenge and encourage their academic endeavors. With consideration of the characteristics of gifted students and their learning needs, our students are afforded opportunities to build on their strengths, to become critical thinkers, to challenge themselves to grow academically and to emerge as tomorrow's leaders.
For more information on K-12 gifted and talented curriculum, contact Julie Porter, Coordinator at 682-867-7483.

AISD Goals for G/T

AISD Goals for Identified Gifted and Talented Students

  • To develop critical and creative thinking skills
  • To encourage the capacity for leadership
  • To promote self-confidence and self-evaluation skills
  • To guide students to seek original solutions to problems, relying on decision-making skills and an appreciation of research and advanced levels of content
  • To encourage creativity through independent, self-directed learning and the development of research-based, advanced-level products
  • To develop artistic skills that possess breadth, depth and quality

Gifted and Talented Services

Gifted and Talented Services

Students identified for G/T services are assured an array of learning opportunities, including working with age peers, intellectual peers and working independently, during the school day and through co-curricular or extracurricular activities. Grade appropriate research skills are incorporated in the curriculum through open-ended assignments, providing a continuum of learning experiences that lead to the development of advanced-level products and/or performances. The state developed gifted and talented curriculum, the Texas Performance Standards Project, is a series of vertically aligned, open-ended research projects that culminate in the development of advanced level products and oral and written presentations.

At the secondary level, participation in Pre-AP, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Dual Credit courses offer students the depth and complexity of college level course work. Participation in each of these programs offers opportunities for students to earn college credit while enrolled in high school.

Through extracurricular and co-curricular activities, students are afforded additional opportunities to explore and enhance their strengths and interests.


State Definition of Gifted and Talented

State Definition of Gifted/Talented

19 TAC Chapter 89.1 (1) A child or youth who performs or shows potential for performing at remarkably high levels 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

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