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 30, 2018: KINDERGARTEN NOMINATION DEADLINE
FEBRUARY 1, 2019: 1st grade through 12th grade NOMINATION DEADLINE
Students are nominated for screening for the G/T Program each spring. 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. Students who meet the district standard on 2 criteria and have a 3rd close score are selected for the Talent Pool, which is a one-year placement.
You may review the nomination procedures and fill out a parent/guardian nomination form from the resources on the right.