Gifted & Talented
Mathis ISD Seeking Referrals for Students for 2024-2025 Gifted and Talented Program
Mathis ISD has announced the referral process to identify students for the Gifted and Talented Program for the 2024-2025 school year. Referrals from parents, teachers, and students will be accepted from January 15 – 31, 2024.
The referral forms for new students are available from principals and school counselors at each campus. Students in the program do not need to be re-referred.
The Texas Education Code defines a ‘gifted and talented student’ as a child or youth who performs at or shows the potential for performing at a remarkably high level 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.” The Texas Education Agency website, https://tea.texas.gov/academics/special-student-populations/gifted-and-talented-education provides information and resources for the Gifted and Talented Program. Referral forms and additional information is available from your child’s campus counselor. The Mathis Elementary School counselor can be contacted at 547-4160; Mathis Intermediate School counselor at 547-2472; Mathis Middle School counselor at 547-2381; and Mathis High School counselor at 547-3322.