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. Middle school and high school junior and senior students may also participate in an Independent Study Mentorship program.
October 22, 2019: G/T Referral Parent Night
6:30 -7:00 Central Office Room C134
Parents/Guardians who plan on referring their student for GT assessment are highly encouraged to attend this meeting for information on the referral and assessment process as well as gain information about program services.
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 academic 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 out of 5 criteria are served through the Gifted and Talented program.
Assessments are completed from late fall until April and include portfolios, teacher ratings, and objective assessments. Placement decisions will be mailed home in May 2020.