Katy ISD announces secondary Gifted and Talented screening

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Posted 9/15/22

Gifted and Talented (GT) screenings for incoming secondary students are now taking place at Katy ISD.

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Katy ISD announces secondary Gifted and Talented screening

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Gifted and Talented (GT) screenings for incoming secondary students are now taking place at Katy ISD. The district encourages all parents with a gifted and talented child headed to junior high school to sign up for a secondary GT screening. Students currently in fifth grade who are not identified as part of the elementary Challenge Program can be screened for GT program services, which would begin in the fall of the student’s sixth-grade year.

Parents wishing to refer their child for secondary GT screening must complete a Secondary Parent Checklist and return it to their child’s elementary campus by Sept. 21. Checklists can be obtained from the student’s school or the Katy ISD GT and Advanced Academics website at katyisd.org/page/4405. Secondary gifted program options are available in English, reading, mathematics, science and social studies.

“Students may be screened at their current campus in October and November in any or all content areas,” Joan Otten, GT and Advanced Academics director, said. “Parents will be notified of the placement decision in January 2023.”

Students who qualify for the GT program will begin the program in the fall of their sixth-grade year. Interested parents should contact the Challenge teacher at their child’s elementary school if they have more questions.

Gifted and Talented, Katy ISD, Katy Independent School District

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