Boerne ISD recognizes the right of all children to a challenging instructional program, which provides opportunities for the full development of their capabilities, talents and gifts. In Boerne ISD, all schools follow BISD Board Policy to identify students as gifted in the areas of Language Arts/Social Studies and/or Math/Science.
Elementary G/T students are cluster-grouped into a trained teacher's classroom where a differentiated curriculum is provided and attend a pull-out program in the Challenge Lab for 90-120 minutes a week. Secondary G/T students are served through Advanced Placement (AP) and Pre-AP courses in the core areas. Middle School students are also placed in trained teacher's classroom for the core academic areas where a differentiated curriculum is provided. High school junior and senior students may also participate in an Independent Study Mentorship program. Full program description under revision. Check back for updated information.
November 1, 2019: BISD Gifted and Talented Referral Deadline
Parents, teachers, students, or other individual who knows a student well may refer a student for gifted and talented assessment. A conversation with your child's teacher regarding acadmic need for gifted and talented placement is recommended.
Identification criteria include test scores, student product ratings, and teacher ratings. Students who meet the district standard on 3 of the 5 criteria area identified as gifted and talented.